THE Duterte administration’s satisfaction rating remained “very good” in the last quarter of 2016 even as it got “good” rating of plus 40 for addressing extrajudicial killings., according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released yesterday
SWS said of the 1,500 adults surveyed nationwide, 73 percent were satisfied with the national government, 12 percent were not satisfied and 15 percent were undecided.
The result gave the Duterte administration a net satisfaction rating of +61, down five from the third quarter SWS survey result of +66 (75 percent satisfied, eight percent dissatisfied).
The survey was conducted from December 3 to 6. It has sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages, ±4 for “Balance Luzon” and ±6 points for Metro Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao.
The survey said that the respondents believe the Duterte administration was “very good” at helping the poor (+66); promoting human rights (+56); defending the Philippines territorial rights (+54);providing jobs (+51);fighting crimes (+50) and developing science and technology (+50)
The Duterte administration also got a “good” rating of +40 for extrajudicial killings.
The other issues that the Duterte administration got “good” ratings in were: ensuring an efficient transportation system (+48);foreign relations (+46);eradicating graft and corruption (+45);fighting terrorism (+41);ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+34);reconciliation with Muslim rebels (+33) and reconciliation with communist rebels (+30).
The respondents gave the administration moderate ratings in fighting inflation (+25) and recovering the Marcos ‘hidden wealth’ (+24), another topic that was also included in the survey for the first time.
The survey firm said the Duterte administration’s satisfaction rating from the “masa” or Class D has dropped seven points to +61.
Satisfaction with the administration in Mindanao, meanwhile, stayed excellent at +78 and very good in Visayas at +58.
In Balance Luzon, Duterte also maintained the very good rating at +56 and very good in Metro Manila at +53.
The administration’s net satisfaction scores across socioeconomic classes stayed very good — +62 for Class E and +55 for Class ABC, the SWS said.