Filipinos' trust in China, United States decline: SWS


Posted at Jul 19 2020 06:11 PM

MANILA — Filipinos' trust in China and the United States have declined, based on a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations.

The July 3 to 6 survey showed that 58 percent of Filipinos had "little trust" in China while 22 percent had "much trust," resulting in a "bad" -36 net trust rating.

The net trust rating was down by 9 points from the "poor" -27 in December 2019.

Net trust in China has been positive in only 9 of 53 surveys since SWS first surveyed it in August 1994.

The highest net trust rating for China was a "moderate" +17 in June 2010, while the lowest was a "bad" -46 in September 2015.

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Net trust rating in the United States also fell from a "very good" +67 in December 2019 to a "good" +42, according to the poll.

Trust rating for Australia also declined from a "good" +33 in December 2019 to a "moderate" +27, the survey showed.

The July survey had sampling error margins of ±2% for national percentages, ±6% for Metro Manila, and ±5% for Balance Luzon, ±5% Visayas, and ±5% in Mindanao.