The Philippines remains one of the two countries in the world that does not have divorce. The recent Sukat ng Bayan survey finds, however, that 54% of respondents agree with legalizing divorce in the country.
56% see the legalization of divorce as beneficial particularly to those in unhappy marriages, and to victims of domestic abuse. Meanwhile, 13% believe that it will lead to more broken families.
Last August, the House Committee on Population and Family Relations endorsed for plenary approval for a bill reinstituting absolute divorce in the Philippines.
Sukat ng Bayan Q3 2021
This independent, non-commissioned study, which reached 1,690 respondents from all over the Philippines, was conducted online from September 23 to October 1, 2021. It is important to note that this was before the candidacy filing period.
Convenience sampling was utilized as the sampling scheme. Specifically, the survey, hosted on SurveyMonkey, was publicized on Facebook for respondents to voluntarily answer. This was supplemented by efforts of reaching out via email and SMS to our existing respondent database (who had previously consented to being contacted for future studies). This means the results of the survey shall not be construed as representative of the Filipino population, and is skewed heavily towards Facebook as the source of respondents.
For the full list, read the Sukat ng Bayan Q3 2021 report here.