A government-sponsored survey released Tuesday showed a majority of respondents opposed the return of exiled former President Ferdinand Marcos.

The survey was commissioned by the government of President Corazon Aquino and was conducted Nov. 11-24 by the Asian Research Organization, a member of the International Gallup Poll.It covered 2,000 respondents aged 18 and above across the nation, said Aquino's spokesman, Teodoro Benigno.

Asked if they favored the return of Marcos from exile in Hawaii, 38 percent of the respondents said yes, 61 percent were opposed, and 2 percent had no opinion, according to poll results.

The survey showed that of the country's 13 regions, only two favored Marcos' return.