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Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter IV, 2003 (ICPSR 34310)

Principal Investigator(s): Mangahas, Mahar, Social Weather Stations; Guerrero, Linda Luz, Social Weather Stations; Licudine, Vladymir Joseph, Social Weather Stations


Social Weather 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 Fourth Quarter 2003 Social Weather Survey was fielded over November 8 to 24, 2003 throughout the country. It used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 respondents divided into random samples of 300 each in Metro Manila, the Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Adults, aged 18 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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DS1:  Household Head and Absentee Voters - Download All Files (13.401 MB)
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DS2:  Household Members - Download All Files (8.559 MB)
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DS3:  Probability Respondent, Interviewer's Report and Male/Female Sealed Envelope Questionnaire - Download All Files (17.367 MB)
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Study Description


Mangahas, Mahar, Linda Luz Guerrero, and Vladymir Joseph Licudine. Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter IV, 2003. ICPSR34310-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-11-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34310.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34310.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abuse, democracy, diplomacy, economic conditions, elections, families, government officials, government performance, household composition, housing conditions, international relations, political attitudes, politics, poverty, public opinion, quality of life, social environment, social indicators, social issues, social values, women's rights

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 (Fourth Quarter)

Unit of Observation:    individual, household

Universe:    Adult Filipinos and household heads in the Philippines.

Data Type(s):    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 information on the sampling, please refer to Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook.

Time Method:    Longitudinal

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. For information on weights, please refer to the survey methodology section of the Original P.I. Documentation, located in the ICPSR Codebook.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview

Response Rates:    62 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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2012-11-20



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