Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter I, 2003 (ICPSR 34941)

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Mahar Mangahas, Social Weather Stations; Vladymir Joseph Licudine, Social Weather Stations; Linda Luz Guerrero, Social Weather Stations


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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. The minimum sample size is 1,200. A standard Social Weather Survey has two questionnaires, one for the household head and one for a random adult. The First Quarter 2003 Social Weather Survey was fielded over March 10 - 25, 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 years and older, were asked their views on issues such as economics, politics, crime, education, reading habits, socio-demographic characteristics, and other 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 uses, and occupation.

Mangahas, Mahar, Licudine, Vladymir Joseph, and Guerrero, Linda Luz. Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter I, 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-19.

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Major Philippine geographical areas (National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao)

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2003 (First Quarter)

The Codebook and setup files for this collection contain foreign language characters.

For additional information on the Social Weather Stations Survey, please visit the Social Weather Stations Web site.

Multi-stage probability sampling was used in the selection of sample spots. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for additional information on sampling.


Adult Filipinos aged 18 and older and households in the Philippines.

individual, household
survey data

The response rate for Probability Respondent 1 was 53 percent and the response rate for Probability Respondent 2 was 59 percent.


2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Mangahas, Mahar, Vladymir Joseph Licudine, and Linda Luz Guerrero. Social Weather Stations Survey [Philippines]: Quarter I, 2003. ICPSR34941-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-19.

2014-06-19 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.

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 proportion was reflected in the data tables using this formula: Projection factors (Weight) = Population/No. of Interview. Four weights were used in this collection. The household head data weight used was WGTHH. The household members weight data used was WGTHM. The probability respondent 1 data weight used was PR1WGT and the probability respondent 2 data weight used was PR2WGT. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for additional information on weighting.


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