Most Pinoys believe in ‘forever’ – SWS

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Forever sealed Hundreds of couples kiss after saying “I do’s” during the mass wedding sponsored by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada Friday. Photo by Rene H. Dilan

Forever sealed Hundreds of couples kiss after saying “I do’s” during the mass wedding sponsored by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada Friday. Photo by Rene H. Dilan

Seven out of 10 Filipino adults believe in “forever,” while nearly seven of 10 believe in “long distance relationships.”

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The nationwide survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and released two days before Valentine’s Day showed that 73 percent of those polled believe in “forever (magpakailanman),” while 16 percent do not.

The December 2015 survey also found that 51 percent of Filipinos consider themselves happy with their love lives.

However, 38 percent said they could be “happier.” The loveless account for 10 percent of the respondents.

These figures show a slight improvement from the 2014 results, which showed that 49 percent were very happy with their love lives, 40 percent said they could be happier, and 11 percent admitted they had no love life to speak of.

The SWS started its survey on happiness over one’s love life in 2002, when 58 percent responded with “very happy.”

The 2015 survey found that married people strongly believe in “forever” (+67), compared with the singles (+36).

The SWS also said net belief in “forever” was very strong among both men and women, at +59 and +56, respectively.

The pollster interviewed 1,200 respondents using face-to-face interviews. The survey has a margin of error of 3 percent.

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