Social Weather Stations

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Social Weather Stations
private, independent, non-partisan, non-profit scientific
Industry Research
Genre public opinion polling
Founded 1985
Founder Dr. Mahar Mangahas
Prof. Felipe Miranda
Mercedes R. Abad
Jose P. de Jesus
Ma. Alcestis Abrea-Mangahas
Gemino H. Abad
Rosa Linda Tidalgo-Mirand
Headquarters Manila, Philippines
Area served
Key people

Dr. Mahar Mangahas
Linda Luz B. Guerrero
Ricardo Abad

Ruperto P. Alonzo
Virginia A. Teodosio
Eduardo Roberto
Jasmin Acuña
Products survey data, public opinion
Revenue subscriptions

The Social Weather Stations or SWS is a social research institution in the Philippines founded in August 1985. It is a private, non-stock, nonprofit institution. It is the foremost public-opinion polling body in the Philippines. As an independent institution, it formally registered on 8 August 1985.

The institution[edit]

As an independent institution, the SWS formally registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC on August 8, 1985. Its mission is to regularly do scientific social surveys for the sake of education (so eyes may see social conditions), conscientization (so hearts may feel social problems); and analysis (so minds may understand their solutions).[1] Its vision is to set standards of excellence in the practice of "Statistics For Advocacy" within a democratic context: using a socially-oriented agenda, making practical technical innovations, communicating findings to the general public, and teaching the technology to other institutions. Its basic functions include: social analysis and research, with stress on social indicators and the development of new data sources; design and implementation of social, economic, and political surveys, including public opinion polls; and the dissemination of research findings through publications, seminars, briefings, and other channels.

Founding Fellows[edit]

  1. Dr. Mahar Mangahas (currently the President and CEO)
  2. Prof. Felipe B. Miranda
  3. Mercedes R. Abad
  4. Jose P. de Jesus
  5. Ma. Alcestis Abrea-Mangahas
  6. Gemino H. Abad
  7. Rosa Linda Tidalgo-Miranda

Social Weather Indicators[edit]

  • Statistic Database
  • Change in quality of life
  • Expected change in quality of life
  • Expected change in the economy
  • Satisfaction with the President

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