The Filipinos’ trust in China has fallen from ‘poor’ to ‘bad’, based on the third quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey (SWS).
The net trust for China fell by 9 points from -24 in June 2019 to -33 in September 2019.
“The September 2019 Social Weather Survey was conducted from September 27-30, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,800 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide,” according to the SWS survey report.
Meanwhile, the United States net trust remain ‘excellent’ at +72 in September 2019, it has little to no change compared to the +73 in June 2019.
Other countries like Australia and Japan stay at a ‘very good’ net trust rating, +37 and +35 respectively in September 2019.
Vietnam fell from ‘moderate’ net trust to ‘neutral’ with a net zero-rating in September 2019 from a +13 rating in June 2019.—AAC
Filipinos spend more time on social media compared with the rest of the world, according to a recent report of Global Web Index.
The Philippines tops the list with an average of 4 hours a day spent on social media. Brazil ranked second with 3:45 hours spent while Nigeria and Colombia tied in the third spot with 3:36 hours spent.
The hours spent on social media in the Philippines increased from 2:49 hours in 2012 to 4:01 hours in 2019. The country also has remained the top country that spends the most hours on social media for seven years.
Meanwhile, the top motivations of internet users to use social media is to be up-to-date with the latest news and current events (40%), staying in touch with friends (39%) and finding funny or entertaining content (38%).
However, 47% of the 16-24 year old age group said that finding funny or entertaining content is their top motivation for using social media. 46% answered “to fill up spare time” while 43% answered “to stay in touch with friends.”—AAC
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