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Pulse Asia survey: Roughly 7 out of 10 Pinoys agree with RH Bill

Published on: Nov 30, 2010 - 1:08pm

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About seven out of 10 (69 percent) Pinoys agree with the contents of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, according to a Pulse Asia survey reported by GMANews.tv. Seven percent of the respondents opposed the bill, and 24 percent were undecided.

Among the 1,200 respondents, 80 percent knew about the RH Bill prior to the survey. Class ABC had the highest level of awareness at 93 percent.

Majority of those who opposed the bill agreed to some of its provisions, according to GMANews.tv. Seventy nine percent agreed to the recognition of the right to choose a family planning method based on personal and religious beliefs; 70 percent agreed to the promotion of both natural and modern family planning methods; and 55 percent agreed to the use of government funds for modern family planning methods. On the other hand, 44 percent of those who disagreed with the bill opposed the proposal to have mandatory sex education in school curricula.

The nationwide survey was conducted from October 20 to 29 among respondents 18 years old and above.

For more on this story, log on to GMANews.tv.

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