Social Weather Stations, Inc. (SWS), Quezon City
Social Weather Stations (SWS) is a private and independent academic institute established in 1985 which conducts survey research on topics of public interest for governmental, public and private organisations. The institute's staff includes qualified researchers in economics, political science, sociology and statistical analysis.
SWS conducts quarterly Social Weather Surveys which are supported by institutional and individual funding. Its national surveys are conducted in Tagalog, Ilocano, Bikol, Cebuano, and Ilonggo; but every questionnaire is bilingual with English as the second language.
The original data are archived in the SWS Survey Data Bank, which contains time series data on general social and political concerns in the Philippines.
SWS findings are published in fortnightly Social Weather Bulletins, SWS occasional papers, research reports and in newspaper articles. SWS is at liberty to share all its survey data with the public (without requiring permission from subscribers or project sponsors) - although SWS reserves the right to charge a fee.