Recent Survey in the Philippines Claims 77% of Citizens Would Fight for Their Country

A survey commissioned by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and carried out by OCTA research suggests up to 77% of the Philippine population would take up arms for their nation, according to a report issued on March 10th.

The question asked, “If there is a conflict between the Philippines and a foreign enemy, are you ready to fight for your country?”

The poll ran from December 10th to the 14th, with a sampling size of 1,200 adults and a +3% margin of error. The number of men was 82%, whereas the number of women was 72%. The districts with the highest scores were Davao Region, Caraga, and Soccsksargen, with Davao and Caraga at 96% and Soccsksargen at 98%.

Areas like Central Visayas and Bicol had the lowest scores, with 52% and 54%, respectively. Urban populations are at a higher level (80%) compared to rural populations (73%). People with high school-level education polled at 79%, those with college-level educations at 70%, and those with no or little education at 74%.

Those from 45 to 54 years of age were the most willing, at 87%, with 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 at 77% for both, and 18- to 24-year old citizens at 74%. Citizens between 65 to 74 ranked at 69%.