Survey says: Majority of Filipinos believe in #MayForever

Photo Credit: SWS
  • SWS finds most Filipinos believe in true love
  • Majority also believe in long-distance relationships
  • Just over a half of Filipinos content with their current love life though

MANILA, Philippines – For all the ampalaya jokes we like to throw around, this survey proves Filipinos are not the least bit bitter about their love lives—or lack of it for that matter.

According to the findings made by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), it’s the other way around in fact — with 73 percent of Filipinos believing in a “forever.”

The poll, which was conducted last year from December 5 to 8, involved 1,200 participants equally spread over Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and who were personally interviewed.

The survey has a three percent margin of error.

Of the percentage who believe in “forever”, 50 percent answered they strongly believe in it — with the rest saying they somewhat believe.

Unsurprisingly enough, married spouses registered a stronger belief in “forever” as opposed to singles and those with live-in relationships.

With regards to a long-distance relationship, 67 percent of the respondents believe in such a set-up.

Of the percentage, 39 percent strongly believe as opposed to the 28 percent who answered they somewhat believe in a long-distance relationship.

In a country known for its large population of overseas workers, 43 percent of the participants answered yes after they were asked if they had ever been in a long-distance relationship.

The survey also found that slightly over half of Filipinos are happy with their love lives; with 51 percent of respondents saying they are contented with their current status  – an increase of 2 percent from 2014.

Classified by civil status, married respondents marked themselves the happiest with 59 percent saying they are very happy.

Those with live-in partners, meanwhile, rated 54 percent followed by singles with 25 percent.