Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter II, 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Social Weather Stations
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Social Weather Stations Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
agrarian reform; birth control; democracy; drug abuse; economic conditions; environmental attitudes; families; international relations; Marcos, Ferdinand; national security; political attitudes; poverty; presidential performance; public opinion; quality of life; social indicators; social issues; taxation; tourism; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    The Social Weather Stations Surveys were designed to provide a source of data on Philippine economic and social conditions independent from Philippine governmental statistics. These quarterly surveys cover the entire Philippines with four major geographic study areas: National Capital Region (NCR), Balance Luzon (areas outside of NCR but within Luzon), Visayas, and Mindanao. Adults, aged 18 and older, are asked through face-to-face interviews for their views on issues concerning the general topics of economics, governance, politics, diplomacy, and society, as well as issues of current public interest in the Philippines. The survey also gathers information from household heads about the members of the household and household characteristics. The Social Weather Stations Survey for the second quarter of 1995 was conducted from June 5 to July 1, 1995. Questions on economics issues probed for respondents' feelings about personal encounters with poverty, as well as their views on quality of life trends and taxation and fiscal policies. Questions about governance included ratings of political personalities, the government's ability to fight graft and corruption, presidential and senatorial performance, knowledge of the legal system, appraisal of the justice system, the election process, and former president Ferdinand Marcos. A series of questions about politics asked respondents about their voting behavior history, national unity, and how democracy works. Questions on diplomacy elicited respondents' views on external military threats, foreign relations, national security threats, and the United States' military presence in Asia. Societal topics covered the state of the family, agrarian reform, language, tourism programs, environmental concerns, birth control practices, illegal drug use, and the National Food Authority. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, political party, marital status, employment status, education, household composition, home ownership, health insurance coverage, and household spending patterns.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Household Member Data From Household Head Questionnaire
    • DS2: Household or Household Head Data From Household Head Questionnaire
    • DS3: Adult Probability Respondent 1 Data From Questionnaire A
    • DS4: Adult Probability Respondent 2 Data From Questionnaire B
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Luzon
  • Mindanao
  • Philippines
  • Southeast Asia
  • Visayas
Collection Mode
  • The data are provided as SPSS export files.

    This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

2006-01-18 File CB2405.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2405 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02405.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15