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73% of Filipinos think 'homosexuality should be accepted by society' – report

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:55 PM

The Philippines' acceptance of homosexuality did not change between 2013 and 2019, according to a Pew Research survey

LOOK: PRIDE PARADE – Hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, (LGBTQ+) cordilleras were joinef by their colleagues from Manila, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan supporters parade from the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) campus down to Session road for the 13th Pride march on November 23, 2019. Their message: love has no gender, let love be. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

U.S. adverse views against China peak during coronavirus pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The Pew Research Center says 66% of Americans hold 'unfavorable views' of China – the highest negative rating for the Asian country since 2005

NEGATIVE VIEWS. A big majority of Americans say they do not have favorable opinions of China. Photo from Shutterstock

Big divide in internet use in Philippines by age, education level – report

Apr 03, 2020 - 3:46 PM

A new Pew Research Center survey reveals considerable internet usage gaps among older and younger Filipinos, and those with low and high educational attainment

Image from Shutterstock

Neighbors worried about China's military, economic might – poll

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:52 AM

A survey by Washington-based Pew Research Center finds that 79% of people across the Asia-Pacific region say they are alarmed by China's growing military strength

Chinese troops march during a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019, to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. (Photo by Greg BAKER / AFP)

Americans' views on tech firms turn sharply negative – poll

Jul 30, 2019 - 1:45 PM

A Pew Research Center study shows the percentage of people seeing tech firms as having 'a positive impact' tumbled to 50% in a recent survey, down from 71% in 2015.

BIG TECH. This illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Majority of U.S. vets say Afghanistan war 'not worth fighting' – survey

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The survey results come as the US and the Taliban engage in talks on bringing to a close the conflict which Washington launched in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States

In this photo taken on June 6, 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan General Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province. A skinny tangle of razor wire snakes across the entrance to the Afghan army checkpoint, the only obvious barrier separating the soldiers inside from any Taliban fighters that might be nearby. THOMAS WATKINS / AFP

Filipinos block people online over political views – U.S. think tank

May 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM

But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed

A Pew Research Center survey shows Filiipinos have blocked people online due to their political beliefs.

Emerging economies catching up in smartphone adoption – survey

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:48 PM

South Korea still leads smartphone adoption at 95% of the population, with India among the lowest at 24% among the countries surveyed

Most Americans get news from social media, despite doubts – study

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Even though they are skeptical, two-thirds of American adults still get some of their news from social media

SOCIAL NEWS. This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone. File photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

After scandals, many Americans step away from Facebook – survey

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The Pew Research Center report finds 42% of US Facebook users said they had 'taken a break' from the platform in the past 12 months, and 26% said they had deleted the Facebook app from their phone

Facebook sinking fast among U.S. teens – survey

May 31, 2018 - 11:06 PM

According to the Pew Research Center survey, 51 percent of US teens ages 13 to 17 use Facebook, compared with 85 percent for YouTube, 72 percent for Instagram and 69 percent who are on Snapchat

Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

86% of Filipinos say news reports are accurate – U.S. think tank

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:06 PM

The Philippines ranks second among 38 countries in terms of fairness and accuracy, a recent survey by Pew Research Center says

PHILIPPINE MEDIA. The Pew Research Center survey shows Fiilipinos believe reporters give fair and accurate news.

7 in 10 Filipinos trust Trump in int'l affairs – Pew Research

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:09 AM

The Philippines tops 37 surveyed Asian countries in trusting the United States President on world affairs

TRUSTED. Most Filipinos trust US president Donald Trump, a US-based think tank found. AFP photo

Filipinos still favor U.S over China but 'gap is narrowing' – Pew Research

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:20 PM

At least 78% of Filipinos favorably view United States in 2017 – a 14-point decline from 2015's 92% – compared to China's 55%

Trump unpopular worldwide – poll

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:09 PM

In the eyes of most people surveyed around the world the White House s new occupant is arrogant intolerant and even dangerous according to a statement released with the poll

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2017 after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice early Wednesday, wounding a top congressman and three others, has died of injuries sustained in a shootout with police, President Donald Trump said. "Many lives would have been lost, if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault," Trump said in remarks to the nation.   / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Chinese rank US as 'top threat' – survey

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:18 PM

A survey by the Pew Research Center reveals 45 of Chinese consider US power and influence to be a major threat – more than economic instability 35 climate change 34 and the Islamic State ISIS 15

CHINA. People wait for their trains at the Hongqiao train station in Shanghai on October 1, 2016. Photo by Johannes Eisele/ AFP

Americans worry about 'super-human' technologies – poll

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:41 PM

When asked about gene editing which could reduce the risk of serious disease in babies at risk 68 of Americans say they would be very or somewhat worried

More Mexicans left than came to US in past 5 years – study

Nov 20, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Pew said results confirm a tendency toward less Mexican migration and more such nationals returning home

epa04359421 The Mexican side of the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, a border bridge that crosses the Rio Grande River linking Hidalgo,Texas, USA, to Reynosa, Mexico, 18 August 2014. Immigration reform promises to be a major issue in upcoming US Congressional elections, particularly following the influx of undocumented child immigrants arriving at the border. In addition to border security measures already in place, observation posts are being newly taken up by US National Guard troops along the Texas-Mexico border to help the state's Joint Counterdrug Task Force. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Studi: Media sosial pengaruhi kehidupan asmara remaja

Oct 03, 2015 - 9:20 AM

Di antara responden yang telah memiliki pacar 59 mengaku bahwa mereka merasa lebih dekat dan terhubung dengan pacarnya dengan bantuan teknologi dan media sosial

Filipinos most troubled over China conflict – poll

Sep 04, 2015 - 10:30 AM

A Pew Research Center survey conducted in the Asia Pacific region shows that 9 in 10 Filipinos are troubled about territorial disputes with China

72% of Filipinos 'very concerned' about climate change – survey

Aug 03, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Filipinos are even more concerned with climate change than they are with the territorial dispute with China a Pew Research Center survey in July shows

CLIMATE VICTIMS. Victims of vicious typhoons are expected to rise in countries like the Philippines due to climate change, a phenomenon that is producing stronger storms. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Vietnam, PH most concerned about China disputes

Jul 17, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The Pew Research Center however says there is little concern worldwide about territorial disputes with China

UNITED FRONT. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 21, 2014. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Most Brits want to stay in EU – poll

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:49 AM

The popularity of the European Union is growing again despite the rise of Euroskeptic parties the Pew Research Center says

SIDE BY SIDE. The Union Flag (L) next to the EU flag (R) near Westminster in London, Britain, May 26, 2015. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Millennial Americans favor Facebook for political news – study

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Sixty one percent 61 of Millennials aged 18 to 33 say they get their news about politics and government from Facebook with another 37 tuning in to local television newscasts

Trust in Pope rises across PH religions, except INC

Apr 09, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Pope Francis breaks the record of the late John Paul II as the most popular pontiff in the Philippines a Social Weather Stations survey shows

Pope Francis (R) wears a plastic poncho as he waves to well wishers after a mass in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Pope Francis will spend an emotional day in the Philippines on January 17 with survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon that claimed thousands of lives, highlighting his concern over climate change. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Philippines 4th largest home to Christians by 2050

Apr 04, 2015 - 5:20 PM

In about 4 decades in the Philippines the percentage of Muslims will slightly rise while the percentage of Christians will slightly decline

CENTURIES-OLD FAITH. Filipinos with cross markings on the foreheads raise their rosaries and prayer booklets to receive blessings in a Mass at a Catholic church on Ash Wednesday in Manila, Philippines on March 5, 2014. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Muslim population could equal Christians by 2050 – study

Apr 02, 2015 - 10:49 PM

The researchers gather data from more than 2 500 censuses surveys and population registers from 175 countries covering 95 of the world s population

PRAYING. A Muslim girl (L) looks to Filipino women muslims praying during the 'All-out-peace' campaign in Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines, 06 March 2015. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Growing Internet use in PH good for education – study

Mar 21, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Generally people who have access to the Internet are more positive about its societal influence says US based Pew Research Center

Social media in PH: Religion more popular than politics

Mar 21, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Defying global statistics more Filipinos also think the Internet helps morality the US based Pew Research Center says

OLD AND NEW. Pages of the Codex Sinaiticus, the world’s oldest surviving Christian Bible, are pictured on a laptop in Westminster Cathedral, central London, on July 6, 2009. Various means, like this digital copy, enrich faith in the Internet age. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Movies, music most shared on social by developing nations

Mar 21, 2015 - 12:25 PM

A Pew Research Center study finds that movies and music dominate social media in emerging countries Religion is the least common topic but not in the Philippines

Vast opinion differences between scientists, US public

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The largest opinion gap found in the study is whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat or not Meanwhile the smallest gap for the study is whether the International Space Station was a good investment

Pope trust rating, morality survey, Charlie Hebdo | The wRap

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:47 PM

7 out of 10 Filipinos trust Pope Francis Abortion and affairs are top moral no nos for Filipinos A new Charlie Hebdo cartoon comes out

Abortion, affairs top moral no-no’s for Filipinos – survey

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Pew Research Center surveys where the Philippines and 39 other countries stand on abortion extra marital affairs gambling pre marital sex divorce homosexuality drinking alcohol contraceptives

Nearly 9 of 10 Pinoys give Pope 'favorable' rating

Dec 12, 2014 - 7:18 AM

The Philippines and South Korea stand out in Asia as the Pope s fans according to the US based Pew Research Center

CLOSE TO FILIPINOS. Pope Francis confers with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the Synod of Bishops on the Family in October 2014. Photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

40K Filipinos now eligible for Obama's deportation shield – study

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:22 AM

An additional 30 000 undocumented Filipino immigrants in the United States are seen to benefit under US President Barack Obama s new immigration plan data from the Pew Research Center reveals

Filipinos open to foreigners buying local firms – study

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:15 PM

66 of Filipinos say allowing foreigners to buy local firms is good for the economy

Filipinos most worried about conflict with China – study

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:14 PM

Compared to other Asian countries the Philippines – the only country that dared to bring China to court over its West Philippine Sea claim – is most worried about conflict

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Fears of extremism rise in Muslim nations – poll

Jul 02, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Concern about extremism has increased in the past 12 months amid the dragging war in Syria and attacks by Nigeria s Boko Haram militants the Pew Research Center finds

MONEYED MILITANTS. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. Al-Furqan Media/AFP

Filipinos like the US even more than Americans do – Pew Research

Apr 22, 2014 - 6:26 PM

Data from the Pew Research Center s Global Attitudes Project show Filipino respondents have positive views on the US Americans and US Presidents – even better than Americans themselves

Americans see US power on the wane

Dec 04, 2013 - 10:15 AM

A majority also believes for the first time that America should mind its own business while faulting President Barack Obama for his foreign policy especially over Syria

FACING THE SUNSET. The US Capitol is seen at sunset in Washington, DC, September 25, 2013. AFP / Saul Loeb

Anderson Cooper: An honor to report on PH

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:28 AM

The Filipinos strength is just extraordinary Anderson Cooper tells David Letterman but it was upsetting [they did] not have any assistance

PH, neighbors favor U.S. over China – study

Jul 19, 2013 - 2:07 AM

Territorial disputes are a major reason Filipinos and other Asians regard China less favorably than the United States according to the Pew Research Center s Global Attitudes Project survey

Is the Philippines really gay-friendly?

Jun 14, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The moment that we LGBTs step out and demand rights that heterosexuals enjoy we become a threat because we no longer fit the stereotype

Social networks act as political rallying sites - report

Apr 25, 2013 - 3:45 PM

A Pew Research Center report released late Wednesday April 24 indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States

US views harden on China, Iran ahead of election: poll

Oct 20, 2012 - 9:03 AM

The US public s views on China and Iran have hardened in the run up to November 6 elections according to a poll that found sharp partisan gaps over issues including support for Israel

Social media growing in US politics: study

Oct 20, 2012 - 8:51 AM

Nearly two out of 5 US adults use social media to get involved in politics with the younger crowd and the ideologically committed especially active a study shows

Survey reveals rise of Filipino Americans

Jun 20, 2012 - 2:25 PM

The Rise of Asian Americans report released by the Pew Research Center highlights population trends education income and values of Asian Americans

Distribution of Filipino Americans in the United States' 48 contiguous states. Image courtesy of the Pew Research Center, data from the US Census Bureau.