Pinoys still trust China the least

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    CHINA remains the least trusted country by Filipinos while the United States remains the most trusted, the third quarter survey from September 27 to 30 of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

    The survey, which involved 1,800 adult respondents nationwide with a margin of error of ±2.3 percent, showed the net trust rating of China worsened, dropping to a -33 (21 percent much trust, 54 percent little trust) in September from -24 in June (27 percent much trust, 51 percent little trust).

    It, however, remained in the “bad” level. SWS described net trust ratings of +70 and above as excellent;” +50 to +69 as “very good;” +30 to +49 as “good;” +10 to +29 as “moderate;” +9 to -9 as “neutral;” -10 to -29 as “poor;” -30 to -49 as “bad;” -50 to -69 as “very bad;” -70 and below as “execrable.” Net trust ratings are the difference between the much trust and little trust percentages.

    The SWS said of the six countries that it identified in the survey, the United States remained the most trust with an “excellent” +72 (80 percent much trust, 8 percent little trust) down from +73 in June; followed by a “good” +37 for Australia (54 percent much trust, 17 little trust) down from +46; and Japan with a “good” +35 (56 percent much trust, 22 percent little trust) down from +45.