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Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter III, 2003

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Mangahas, Mahar (Social Weather Stations)
  • Licudine, Vladymir Joseph (Social Weather Stations)
  • Guerrero, Linda Luz (Social Weather Stations)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Social Weather Stations Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
agricultural land; Catholic priests; democracy; drug traffic; economic conditions; educational change; elections; families; financial support; government performance; health insurance; home ownership; household composition; housing conditions; human rights; hunger; international relations; Internet; Iraq War; medications; ownership; political attitudes; politics; population planning; poverty; public opinion; quality of life; television viewing; victimization; water utilities
  • Abstract

    Social Weather Stations Surveys are SWS-initiated national surveys of the general Filipino public. Dating from 1986, initially semi-annual, and quarterly since 1992, these surveys are meant to supplement, not duplicate, existing government statistics. They include both core indicators monitored regularly and items on contemporary issues. A standard Social Weather Survey has two questionnaires, one for the household head and one for a random adult. The Third Quarter 2003 Social Weather Survey was fielded August 30 to September 14, 2003, throughout the country. It used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 respondents divided into random samples of 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Adults, aged 18 years and older, were asked 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. Demographic variables include sex, age, religion, education, marital status, household composition, language use, and occupation.
  • Abstract

    For information on the study design, please refer to Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted. To yield representative figures at the national level users should apply census-based population weights to the survey data prior to analysis. The weight projection is computed by dividing the projected population in the area by the sample size of the same area. Appropriate projected factors were applied so that original population proportions were reflected in the data tables using this formula. Population Projection factors (Weight)= Population/No. of Interviews. Three weights were used in this collection. The household head data weight used was WGTHH. The household members data weight used was WGTHM. The probability respondent data weight used was WGT. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for additional information on weighting.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 61 percent
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Household Head and Absentee Voters
    • DS2: Household Members
    • DS3: Probability Respondent
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2003
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Luzon
  • Manila
  • Mindanao
  • Philippines
  • Visayas
Sampled Universe
Adult Filipinos aged 18 and older and households in the Philippines. Smallest Geographic Unit: Major Philippine geographical areas (National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao)
Multi-stage probability sampling was used in the selection of sample spots. For additional information on sampling, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

    Please refer to the Social Weather Stations Web site for more information about the Social Weather Surveys.

2014-07-09 Variable names, variable labels and value labels have been updated for dataset 3. The documentation has also been updated for this collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34616 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34616.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

Mangahas, Mahar; Licudine, Vladymir Joseph; Guerrero, Linda Luz (2013): Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter III, 2003. Version 1. Social Weather Stations Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.