Social media impact on political views Philippines 2018

The statistic shows the results of a survey conducted from September 1 to 7, 2018, about social media use and its impact on political views in the Philippines. During the period examined, 71 percent of the respondents from the Visayas region claimed to have changed their political views because of something they saw on social media. In the national capital region of Manila, 58 percent of the respondents stated to have not changed their political views through social media influence.

Change of political views through social media in the Philippines in 2018, by region

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

September 1 to 7, 2018

Number of respondents

829 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

among respondents who use the internet to check social media accounts

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The original survey is based on a sample of 1,800 representative adults 18 years old and above.

Original question: Have you ever changed your views about politics and government or a social issue because of something you saw on social media or not?

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