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Pinoys say they believe in ‘forever’

Do Filipinos believe in forever?

Seventy-three percent say they do, according to a recent Social Weather Station survey released in time for Valentine’s Day.

Based on the SWS Fourth Quarter 2015 Survey, which was conducted from December 5 to 8, 2015, 50 percent said that the “strongly believe” in forever and 23 percent said they “somewhat believe” that there is such a thing while 16 percent expressed that they do not believe in it.

Eleven percent Filipinos are still trying to figure it out or “undecided.”

The poll also showed that there was a “very strong” net belief in forever among married men and women.

Those who are currently in a long-distance relationship are the most passionate in believing in forever with a “very strong” net belief of +72 percent (82 percent believe, 10 percent not believe).

If majority of the Pinoys believe in forever, what does this reveal about their love life?

Fifty-one percent said they are “very happy” with their love life while 38 percent said “it could be happier” and 10 percent bared that they do not have a love life.

In 2014, 49 percent said their love life was “very happy,” 40 percent believed it could be happier, and 11 percent do not have a love life.

The SWS began surveying about happiness with love life in 2002, when it found 58 percent expressed happiness about it.

It fell to 46 percent in 2004, and rose to the 50 percent level from 2010 to 2012, reaching as high as 59 percent in 2011.

Meanwhile, the survey revealed that 59 percent among married said they are very happy, compared to 54 percent among those with live-in partners and 25 percent among singles.

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults, who are 18-years-old and above nationwide, 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Min-danao.