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SARADO KATOLIKO? Filipino Catholics Most Loyal to Church Teachings Except on Contraception – Survey

By: Tricia Aquino,
February 10, 2014 9:36 AM
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MANILA – Filipino Catholics support Church teachings on abortion, divorce, same-sex marriage, and priesthood, but are opposed to its anti-contraception stance, a global survey revealed Sunday.

The survey of 12,036 respondents in 12 countries showed that among the Catholic teachings on these subjects, the faithful were most likely to veer farthest from the long-held beliefs on contraception.
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SWS: More Pinoys to Vote for Pro-RH Senators

By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 13, 2012 – 12:00am

Priests and members of various religious groups face off with supporters of the Reproductive Health bill outside the Batasan complex in Quezon City, where congressmen will vote on the controversial measure. BOY SANTOS

MANILA, Philippines – A recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed more Filipino adults will vote in the May 2013 elections for candidates who supported the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

The SWS national survey, conducted from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, found 33 percent of adults saying they will vote for a pro-RH senatorial candidate against nine percent who said they would choose an anti-RH individual.

The poll also found 57 percent of 1, 200 adult respondents saying that the RH issue is irrelevant in their selection of a candidate.

Three in 10 or 33 percent of respondents, meanwhile, said they would support a pro-RH congressional candidate while nine percent said otherwise.

More than half or 58 percent said the issue is irrelevant.

“As Congress makes a decision on the RH bill, the result of this opinion survey continues to prove the public support for the measure,” Benjamin de Leon, president of Forum for Family Planning and Development and commissioner of the Commission on Population, said.
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NCR Youths in Favor of RH Bill – SWS

POSTED ON 12/05/2012 11:43 AM | UPDATED 12/05/2012 6:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A majority of Filipino youths in the National Capital Region (NCR) are staunchly in favor of the Reproductive Health bill.

This was the conclusion reached by a recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and commissioned by the Forum for Family Planning and Development (FFPD). The survey was presented last December 4 to the media.

The most recent survey conducted among youths from the NCR last October revealed that 83% of NCR youths aged 15 to 24 believe that there should be a law that requires government to teach family planning to the youth. This is compared to the 10% who disagree and 7% who remain undecided.

The survey also showed that 78% of youths from the region know about the RH Bill, with 93% saying that television was their source of information.

At least 64%, or a majority of youths from NCR, want the RH bill passed while only 19% don’t.

Both houses of Congress are locked in fierce debates on the controversial measure which President Benigno Aquino III wants passed before the Christmas break. Catholic Church bishops are vigorously opposing it, however.
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GMA News Facebook Survey: House to Take Crucial Vote on RH Bill Today. What’s Your Stand on the RH Bill? – August 2012

House to take crucial vote on RH Bill today. What’s your stand on the RH Bill? Are you pro or anti? Vote and tell us why via comments.

(As of May 7, 2013)

– Pro RH Bill = 5,864
– Anti RH Bill = 4,460

(Click on the link below to get the latest results)


ABS-CBN News Facebook Survey: Are You in Favor of the RH Bill?

Are you in favor of the RH bill?

(As of May 7, 2013)

– Yes = 3,906
– No = 2,433
– No Opinion = 129

(Click on the link below to get the latest results)


82 Percent Of Catholics Say Birth Control Is ‘Morally Acceptable’ Despite Catholic Institutions’ Crusade Against It

By Tara Culp-Ressler on May 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

More than 40 Catholic institutions filed 12 separate lawsuits this week against the Obama administration’s regulation requiring employers and insurers to cover contraceptive services at no additional cost to employees — arguing that it violates Catholic institutions’ religious liberty. But most U.S. Catholics don’t consider birth control to be a threat to their religious belief. In fact, 82 percent of Catholics say contraception is “morally acceptable,” according to a Gallup poll from earlier this month.

Although Catholic Church leaders have transformed contraception into a culture war issue over the past few months, their position does not have the backing of the majority of Catholic adherents, especially when compared to the American public as a whole. The poll demonstrates that Catholic support for birth control is a mere 8 points below the 90 percent of non-Catholic Americans who have no moral objections to birth control:

The Obama administration has already amended its contraception regulation to provide accommodations for employers and insurers who object to covering birth control for religious reasons. A third-party insurer may pay for the birth control, ensuring no additional cost to either the employee seeking coverage nor the religious institution. Nonetheless, prominent Catholic figures such as Cardinal Timothy Dolan have referred to the contraception rule as a method of “strangling” religious freedom.


SWS Survey on Family Planning – August 2011

11 August 2011
First reported in BusinessWorld, 9 August 2011

Second Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey:
82% say family planning method is a personal choice;
73% want information on legal methods available from government

Social Weather Stations

The Second Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey, fielded from June 3-6, 2011, found that 82% say “the choice of a family planning method is a personal choice of couples and no one should interfere with it” and 73% agree that “if a couple wants to plan its family, it should be able to get information from government on all legal methods.”

A majority 68% also agree “the government should fund all means of family planning, be it natural or artificial means”.

A little over half of adults disagree that the use of pills (52%), condoms (51%), and intra-uterine device (IUD) (51%) can be considered as abortion.

Pluralities also disagree that the youth would be sexually promiscuous if family planning would be included in their curriculum (46%), and that the plan to oppose the RH Bill by not paying taxes is a reasonable protest (39%).

More now say family planning method is a couple’s personal choice
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