SWS: Filipinos’ net trust rating for China falls from poor to bad

(Eagle News) — Net trust for China among Filipinos has fallen to “bad,” a recent Social Weather Stations survey found.

The survey conducted from Sept. 27 to 30 found the-33 rating was nine points less than the -24 registered in June and classified as “poor” by the pollster.

“This is the lowest since the bad -35 in June 2018,” the SWS said.

According to the pollster, net trust in China has been positive only in 9 out of 51 surveys conducted since August 1994.

The highest, the SWS said, was a moderate +17 in June 2010.

Based on the survey, net trust rating for the United States, on the other hand, was excellent, at +72, good or +37 for Australia, good for Japan at +35 and moderate for Singapore, at +26.

The survey said net trust rating for Vietnam was zero or neutral.

The survey was done using face-to-face interviews of 1800 adults nationwide: 600 each in Balance Luzon and Mindanao, and 300 each in Metro Manila and the Visayas.

Sampling error margins were pegged at +-2.3 percent for national percentages, +-4 percent each for Balance Luzon and Mindanao, and +-6 percent each for Metro Manila and Visayas.