From the Manila Times (Jul 17): SWS: 43% don’t see real improvement in Muslims’ situation
About two in five Filipinos or 43 percent of those surveyed by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) do not see a “real” improvement in the situation of Muslims in the country.
Majority of the respondents or 64 percent who are Muslims agreed with the sentiment.
The survey was conducted from June 5 to 8 through face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide.
The respondents were equally picked at 300 each from Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.
The survey, which was non-commissioned, had a margin of error of 3 percent for national percentages, and 6 percent each for Metro Manila, rest of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The results were posted on the SWS website on Friday, the day Muslims mark Eid’l Fitr or the end of Ramadan.
Nearly half of the respondents or 47 percent are open to improving their situation with so-called “preferential treatment.”