Eight out of 10 Pinoys say religion is important – SWS

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. Filed under: News Philippine News
Ruben Enaje, for the 31st time, was nailed to a wooden cross on a man-made hill in Barangay San Pedro Cutud, San Fernando City, Pampanga on Good Friday (April 14, 2017). Enaje, 53, had done the same ritual to ask Gid for his good health and that of his wife and daughter get better job opportunities. The annual reenactment of the passion and death of Jesus Christ have been the center of attention and attraction during the observance of the Lenten Season in Pampanga. (MNS photo)

Ruben Enaje, for the 31st time, was nailed to a wooden cross on a man-made hill in Barangay San Pedro Cutud, San Fernando City, Pampanga on Good Friday (April 14, 2017). Enaje, 53, had done the same ritual to ask Gid for his good health and that of his wife and daughter get better job opportunities. The annual reenactment of the passion and death of Jesus Christ have been the center of attention and attraction during the observance of the Lenten Season in Pampanga. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – For majority of Filipinos, religion is very important in their daily lives, the latest survey from Social Weather Stations showed.

Eighty-five percent of respondents said religion is very/rather important, according to the First Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey conducted March 25-28.

Fifteen percent meanwhile, said religion is not very/not at all important.

The poll, the results of which were posted on Thursday on the SWS website, also showed that 48 percent of adult Filipinos attend a religious service every week.

Thirty-four percent, meanwhile, attend monthly, while 17 percent attend occasionally.

Those who never attend religious services account for 0.4 percent of the respondents.

Among those who attend religious services weekly, the highest attendees are from Iglesia ni Cristo at 90 percent.

They are followed by Muslims at 81 percent, other Christians at 71 percent, and Catholics at 41 percent.

The survey was done via face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide (300 each in National Capital Region, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao).

SWS said its sampling error margins were ±3 percent for national percentages, and ±6 percent each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.(MNS)

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