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The governance rating cycle

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SWS had two new releases on ratings of governance this week, both based on the first-quarter 2014 Social Weather Survey, fielded last March 27-30. They are the last of the series from that particular survey. Soon, SWS will begin the next cycle of releases based on its new second-quarter survey, fielded in late June. The first report, as usual, will be on public satisfaction with the President.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Managing poverty reduction

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It doesn’t need managing, it needs eliminating. And there’s only one way to do that: Create well-paying jobs. The “well-paying” bit is overlooked in government, where even nonpaying jobs (on the farm for dad, particularly) are considered in the statistics. I rely better on Social Weather Stations (SWS), where I find the stats more believable. [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Suan Dusit pollsters visit SWS

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This week, SWS had the pleasure of hosting several visitors from the Suan Dusit Poll (SDP) of Thailand, led by Nattapon Yamchim, its president; Nongluck Chotevithayathanin, research and information director; and Pongpun Jardgon, data processing head. The SDP, one of the three main polling entities of Thailand, is part of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, a state institution. The other two entities are the NIDA Poll of the state’s National Institute for Development Administration and the ABAC Poll of Assumption University of Thailand (private; ABAC stands for Assumption Business Administration College).

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A survey on smoking

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Our newly posted report, “First quarter 2014 Social Weather Survey: Survey on usage, attitudes and behavior of Filipinos towards smoking” (www.sws.org.ph, 6/18/2014), backs up the Department of Health’s announcement last May 30, the day before World No Tobacco Day, that smoking among the young and the very poor has decreased. The DOH considers the youth and the poor as its prime target groups.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Surveyors meet in Finland

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Last May 24-28, Social Weather Stations had the annual pleasure of meeting its colleagues in the International Social Survey Program (www.issp.org), the network with the best data for comparing social attitudes of Filipinos with other nationalities.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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