Survey: More Pinoys follow their heart, not mind

By Helen Flores (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos would follow their heart over their mind when it comes to love, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed yesterday.

The survey showed that 54 percent of adult Filipinos would follow their heart, while 45 percent follow their mind.

It also found nearly seven in 10 Filipino adults would not change their religion in the name of love.

Following one’s heart rather than mind over matters of love is more prevalent among married Filipinos and those with live-in partners than those who are single, the SWS said.

In particular, 64 percent of those with live-in partners and 55 percent of those married would follow their heart rather than their mind when it comes to love.

In contrast, 52 percent of those who are single would follow their mind and 46 percent would follow their heart.

By age group, a majority of those aged 18-54 would follow their heart over their mind when it comes to love – 54 percent among the youth (18-24), 56 percent among the intermediate youth (25-34), 57 percent among the middle age (35-44), and 54 percent among those aged 45-54.

There are slightly more of those 55 years old and above – or 51 percent to 48 percent – who would follow their mind than heart.

The SWS noted that following heart over mind was higher among Class E or poor, and those with less education.

In contrast, most (52 percent) of middle-to-upper classes ABC would follow their mind rather than their heart in the name of love.

At the same time, 52 percent of college graduates would follow their mind rather than their heart.

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