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Most Pinoys trust UN, US, Japan; distrust China, Russia — Pulse Asia


Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's sentiments against the United Nations and the United States, a Pulse Asia survey released on Thursday said most Filipinos still trust both.

According to the Pulse Asia survey conducted among 1,200 respondents from December 6 to 11, 2016 , the US came out as the most trusted out of the five countries they rated.

The US received a 76 percent rating while Japan earned a 70 percent trust rating. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be arriving in Manila on Thursday afternoon and is going to be first head of state to visit the Philippines under the Duterte administration.

United Nations, meanwhile, received a 74 percent trust rating. 

In contrast, most Filipinos distrust China with a 61 percent distrust rating despite its efforts to forge closer ties with the Philippines.

Russia received a 58 percent distrust rating, although it is beginning to foster a better relationship with the Philippines.

Most Filipinos, 55 percent, also distrust Great Britain.

The European Union received 50 percent trust rating and a 47 percent distrust rating.

The survey has a ± 3 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level.

Subnational estimates for each of the geographic areas covered in the survey have a ± 6 percent error margin, still at 95 percent confidence level. — VVP, GMA News

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