Most Filipinos trust the United States and Japan while having opposite view toward Russia and China despite President Rodrigo Duter’s tirades against the global super power, The Manila Times Online reported on Friday quoting the survey of Social Weather Stations.
The poll which was conducted among 1,200 respondents during December 6-11 showed that long-time allies, the US and Japan, scored high trust ratings of 76 and 70 percent respectively.
The same survey also showed 61 percent of Filipinos distrust China and 56 percent feel the same way toward Russia and Duter’s efforts to forge closer relations with Beijing and Moscow.
At the same time, 55 percent of Filipinos distrust Great Britain while 50 percent trust the European Union. 74 percent trust the United Nations.
The poll results came as Duterte forges an independent foreign policy that rejects subservience to the US and seeks non-traditional partners.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)