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Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter III, 2003 (ICPSR 34616) RSS

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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.

Series: Social Weather Stations Survey Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Household Head and Absentee Voters - Download All Files (17,079 KB)
DS2:  Household Members - Download All Files (12,489 KB)
DS3:  Probability Respondent - Download All Files (22,532 KB)

Study Description


Mangahas, Mahar, Vladymir Joseph Licudine, and Linda Luz Guerrero. Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter III, 2003 . ICPSR34616-v1. [distributor], 2013-05-24. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34616.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   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

Smallest Geographic Unit:   Major Philippine geographical areas (National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao)

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, Philippines, Visayas

Time Period:  

  • 2003

Unit of Observation:   individual, household

Universe:   Adult Filipinos and Households in the Philippines.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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


Study Design:   For information on the study design, please refer to Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook.

Sample:   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.

Weight:   To yield representative figures at the national level, census-based population weights are applied to the survey data. 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.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

Response Rates:   61 percent

Extent of Processing:  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.


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