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2012 SWS Survey Review

Posted: 2012-01-19
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The 2012 SWS Annual Survey Review

The annual SWS Survey Review, presented at the Asian Institute of Management on January 18, 2012, generally portrays last year's social weather, based on the 2011 SWS surveys of adults and household heads, as follows:

  1. Whereas the ratings of Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and most officials are not unusually high, the ratings on specific administration performance are unprecedented.
  2. Chief Justice Renato Corona’s satisfaction ratings are all negative; the Senate now tops the Supreme Court in public esteem.
  3. Opinions regarding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Merceditas Gutierrez, Carlos Garcia and the Mindanao massacre all show a clamor for stern handling of cases against erring officials.
  4. Hope for peace with Muslim rebels has brightened.
  5. The postponement of the ARMM election was unpopular.
  6. The ratings of local officials are generally high.
  7. Confidence that the government can be run without corruption has grown.
  8. Poverty and hunger have both been flat for several years; the surveys provide realistic, updated, poverty thresholds.
  9. Passage of the RH bill and legalization of divorce are both popular.
  10. Public morale is generally good.

The 2012 SWS Survey Review was presented at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, as a partnership of the AIM Policy Center and Social Weather Stations, now on its 11th year, with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

This year’s presentation is available for sale in the SWS Annual Survey Reviews 2012 Edition CD-ROM, with all reviews from 2001-2012, the TV5-SWS Exit Poll, the People's Evaluation of the May 2010 Automated Elections, selected 2010-2011 Social Climate columns, and the article "What SWS Stands for: Democratic Discourse".

The SWS surveys are open for public research at the SWS Survey Library at #52 Malingap Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. For inquiries, please contact Ms Jeanette Ureta <>.



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