Social Weather Stations
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.
|private, independent, non-partisan, non-profit scientific|
|Genre||public opinion polling|
|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||52 Malingap Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Dr. Mahar Mangahas|
Linda Luz B. Guerrero
Ruperto P. Alonzo
Virginia A. Teodosio
|Products||survey data, public opinion|
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). 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.
- Dr. Mahar Mangahas (currently the President and CEO)
- Prof. Felipe B. Miranda
- Mercedes R. Abad
- Jose P. de Jesus
- Ma. Alcestis Abrea-Mangahas
- Gemino H. Abad
- Rosa Linda Tidalgo-Miranda
Social Weather IndicatorsEdit
- Statistic Database
- Change in quality of life
- Expected change in quality of life
- Expected change in the economy
- Satisfaction with the President
- Abenir, Luis; Pedro Laylo, Jr. (July 1996). "The 1995 Senatorial Election Surveys". SWS Bulletins. Social Weather Stations, Inc. July (96): 13–14.
- Arroyo, Dennis M.; Luis E. Abenir (March 1992). "The Public Ranks the Presidentiables: A November 1991 Reading". SWS Bulletins. Social Weather Stations, Inc. March (92): 5.
- Guerrero, Linda Luz; Mahar Mangahas (May 1997). "Polling About Polls in the Philippines in the Philippines". SWS Bulletins. Social Weather Stations, Inc. May (97): 9–10.
- Guerrero, Linda Luz & Ramirez, Ophelia (March 1998). "The 1992 and 1995 Philippine Exit Polls". Social Weather Stations, Inc.
- Guerrero, Linda Luz B.; Mahar Mangahas (August 2004). "Public Opinion Polling in the Philippines". In John Gray Geer (ed.). Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-Clio. ISBN 1-57607-911-2.
- Laquian, Aprodicio A. (1998). Joseph Ejercito "Erap" Estrada: The Centennial President. Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. ISBN 9780888651716.
- Mangahas, Mahar & Arroyo, Dennis, (March 1992). "February 1992 Voter Preferences for President". SWS Bulletins. Social Weather Stations, Inc. March (92): 6.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- Mangahas, Mahar (April 1993). "The Philippine Social Climate --- According to SWS Surveys". Social Weather Stations, Inc.
- Mangahas, Mahar (November 1999). "In Defense of Survey Freedom". Social Weather Stations, Inc.
- Mangahas, Mahar, Linda Luz Guerrero, and Gerardo A. Sandoval (June 1999). "Opinion Polling and National Elections in the Philippines". Social Weather Stations, Inc.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- Panganiban, Artemio V. (2000). Transparency, Unanimity, and Diversity. Manila, Philippines: Supreme Court Press.
- Panganiban, Artemio V. (2001). A Centenary of Justice. Manila, Philippines: Supreme Court Press.
- Posadas, Conchita & Sandoval, Gerardo (June 1992). "How Did SWS Fare in Predicting the May 11, 1992 Election Results?". SWS Bulletins. Social Weather Stations, Inc. June (92): 12.
- Posadas, Conchita L. (June 1992). "The SWS 1992 Election-Day Surveys". SWS Bulletins. Social Weather Stations, Inc. June (92): 11.
- Rocamora, Joel (June 1998). "Elections '98: Who Won? Who Lost?". Political Brief, Institute for Popular Democracy.
- Sandoval, Gerardo A. (1998-12-02). "SWS Surveys on the 1992, 1995, and 1998 Elections". paper presented at the 7th National Convention on Statistics, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.