By Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Can one fall in love with two persons at the same time? A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found that Filipinos are divided whether it possible or not to fall for more than one person.
The survey, conducted December 3-6, 2016 and released Thursday in time for Valentine’s, found that 44 percent of the population believed it is possible, while 43 percent said otherwise.
It asked 1,500 adults: “In your opinion, is it possible to fall in-love with more than one person at the same time?”
SWS said 25 percent responded that it is “definitely possible”; while 19 percent said “somewhat possible.” Opposing meanwhile, were 37 percent, who thought it is “definitely impossible”; and six percent, who said it is “somewhat impossible.”
This yields to a net possibility score (percentage of those who said it is possible minus percentage impossible) of only +1, which the SWS classifies as neutral.
Of those polled, 12 percent were undecided.
The same poll showed that only 19 percent, or one out of five Filipinos, said they had experienced falling in-love with more than one person at the same time. About 81 percent said they had not.
The pollster said the possibility of falling in love with more than one person at the same time was higher among men with a moderate +11 (49 percent possible, 38 percent impossible) compared with women (40% possible, 48% impossible).
By religion, net possibility was highest among Muslims with a moderate +15 (51 percent possible, 36 percent impossible); followed by Catholics with a neutral +2 (45 percent possible, 43 percent impossible), and members of the Iglesia ni Cristo with -6 (40 percent possible, about 47 percent impossible).
Other religions said it is possible with a neutral -7 (40 percent possible, 47 percent impossible).