Five out of 10 Filipinos believe that it is dangerous to print or broadcast criticisms against the current administation, a Social Weather Stations released Friday found out.
Respondents were asked in the 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey from July 3 to 6: “Is it dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical of the administration, even if it is the truth?”
According to the survey: “51 percent of Filipinos agree that ‘It is dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical of the administration, even if it is the truth.'”
“On the other hand, 30 percent disagree with the statement, and 18 percent are undecided,” said the SWS.
The SWS said “23 percent strongly agree and 27 percent somewhat agree.”
On the other hand, “14 percent somewhat disagree and 17 percent strongly disagree.”
The group noted that the survey conducted showed “a net agreement score of +21 (percent agree minus percent disagree), classified by SWS as moderate.”
There were 1,555 adult Filipinos, ages 18-years-old and above, who participated in the probability-based survey using mobile phones and computer-assisted interviewing — 306 in the National Capital Region, 451 in Luzon, 388 in the Visayas, and 410 in Mindanao.
The SWS noted that there are sampling error margins of ±2 percent for national percentages, ±6 percent for Metro Manila, ±5 percent for Balance Luzon, ±5 percent for the Visayas, and ±5 percent for Mindanao.
The organization assured the survey was non-commissioned and made at the initiative of the SWS as public service.