A survey conducted by the Manila-based Social Weather Stations found that net trust ratings (% much trust minus % little trust) at +42 or "good" for the United States, +27 or "moderate" for Australia, and -36 or "bad" for China.
The opposition-leaning SWS's terminology for Net Trust Ratings: +70 and above, "excellent"; +50 to +69, "very good"; +30 to +49, "good"; +10 to +29, "moderate"; +9 to -9, "neutral"; -10 to -29, "poor"; -30 to -49, "bad"; -50 to -69, "very bad"; -70 and below, "execrable."
Net trust falls to "Good" for the United States
Net trust fell from very good to good for the United States, down by 25 points from +67 in December 2019 to +42 (60% much trust, 18% little trust) in July 2020. This is the lowest since the good +35 in March 2010.
Net trust in the United States has been positive since SWS first surveyed it in December 1994. Out of 68 surveys, it ranged from moderate +18 in May 2005 to excellent +82 in December 2013.
Net trust falls to "Moderate" for Australia
Net trust rating fell from good to moderate for Australia, down by 6 points from +33 in December 2019 to +27 (49% much trust, 22% little trust) in July 2020. This is the lowest since the moderate +19 in September 2009.
Net trust in Australia was a moderate +11 when SWS first surveyed it in April 1995. It ranged from neutral +3 to moderate +25 from September 1995 to March 2008. It was good in 35 out of 37 surveys since September 2008, declining to moderate levels only in September 2009 and July 2020.
Net trust falls to "Bad" for China
Net trust fell from poor to bad for China, down by 9 points from -27 in December 2019 to -36 (22% much trust, 58% little trust) in July 2020. This is the lowest since the bad -37 in April 2016.
Net trust in China has been positive in only 9 out of 53 surveys since SWS first surveyed it in August 1994. It reached as high as moderate +17 in June 2010 and as low as bad -46 in September 2015.
The SWS July 3-6, 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey was a probability-based survey conducted using mobile phone and computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) of 1,555 adult Filipinos (18 years old and above) nationwide: 306 in the National Capital Region, 451 in Balance Luzon (or Luzon outside of Metro Manila), 388 in the Visayas, and 410 in Mindanao (sampling error margins of ±2% for national percentages, ±6% for Metro Manila, and ±5% for Balance Luzon, ±5% Visayas, and ±5% in Mindanao).
The area estimates were weighted by the Philippine Statistics Authority medium-population projections for 2020 to obtain the national estimates.
The technical details of the SWS July 3-6, 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey are at https://www.sws.org.ph/swsmain/artcldisppage/?artcsyscode=ART-20200711172222.
The survey items reported here were non-commissioned. They were included on SWS's own initiative and released as a public service.
The exact questions were:
Q20-22. Ngayon naman po ay may babasahin ako na pangalan ng mga bansa. Sa bawat isa, maaari po bang sabihin ninyo kung ang pagtitiwala ninyo sa bansa ay NAPAKALAKI, MEDYO MALAKI, HINDI TIYAK KUNG MALAKI O MALIIT, MEDYO MALIIT, NAPAKALIIT, O WALA PA KAYONG NARINIG O NABASA KAHIT NA KAILAN tungkol sa bansa? (RANDOM ORDER)
[Now I'm going to read a list of countries. For each country, please indicate if your trust/faith in it is VERY MUCH, SOMEWHAT MUCH, UNDECIDED IF MUCH OR LITTLE, SOMEWHAT LITTLE, VERY LITTLE, or YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OR READ ANYTHING ABOUT the country ever? (RANDOM ORDER)]
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