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Most Filipinos trust the US, says SWS survey

Posted On 2014 Apr 28
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Filipino protesters clench their fists during a protest rally against US President Barack Obama visit in Manila, the Philippines, 28 April 2014. US President Barack Obama is to arrive on 28 April as part of his four-country tour of the region.  (MNS photo)

Filipino protesters clench their fists during a protest rally against US President Barack Obama visit in Manila, the Philippines, 28 April 2014. US President Barack Obama is to arrive on 28 April as part of his four-country tour of the region. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Apr 28 (Mabuhay) – Majority of the Filipinos have “much trust” in the United States of America, a survey of the Social Weather Stations said, as the country awaits the arrival of President Barack Obama who will arrive Monday for a two-day visit.

In a survey conducted from March 27-30 this year, 85 percent of the respondents said they have much trust in the US, while 9 percent were undecided if they have “much or little trust.” Of the respondents, 4 percent also replied they have “somewhat little trust” and 2 percent answered they have “very little trust.”

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, with sampling error margins of +/- 3% for national percentages, and +/-6% each for Metro Ma

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nila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The respondents were asked: “Please indicate if your trust/faith in the United States of America is very much, somewhat much, undecided if much or little, somewhat little, very little, or you have not heard or read anything about the USA ever.”

The SWS survey on the public trust was non-commissioned, and was included on the survey firm’s own initiative.

The Filipinos’ net trust in the U.S. was “excellent in all areas: +80 in Mindanao; +80 in Balance Luzon; +79 in the Visayas; and +71 in Metro Manila.

It was also excellent in all classes, and among both men and women. (MNS)

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