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

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Social Weather Stations
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Social Weather Stations Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; agrarian reform; computer use; democracy; economic conditions; education reform; families; international relations; investments; Marcos, Ferdinand; martial law; national security; nuclear weapons; personal security; political attitudes; poverty; presidential performance; public opinion; quality of life; social indicators; social issues; taxation; voting behavior; womens rights
  • 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 third quarter of 1995 was conducted from September 18 to October 21, 1995. Questions on economic issues probed for respondents' feelings about and personal encounters with poverty as well as their views on quality of life trends, taxation, fiscal policies, and personal investments. Questions about governance included ratings of political personalities, assessment of the current administration and government institutions, nuclear testing, presidential and senatorial performance, term limits, memories of President Ferdinand Marcos and martial law, and political party interaction. Questions on diplomacy elicited respondents' views on external security and foreign relations, while societal topics covered the state of the family, agrarian reform, education reform, women's rights, abortion, personal safety, air travel experience, use of iodized salt, and computer use. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, political party, marital status, employment status, education, household composition, home ownership, religion, 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
    • DS5: Codebook for All Parts, Vol. 1
    • DS6: Codebook for All Parts, Vol. 2
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995
  • 1995-09-18 / 1995-10-21
    Collection date: 1995-09-18--1995-10-21
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.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2694 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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