Duterte gov't rates 'very good' in survey

October 06, 2018
Rodrigo R. Duterte
Rodrigo Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s administration retained a “very good” net satisfaction rating in the 3rd quarter of 2018, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

The latest figure that puts it at +50, however, was a drop from the +58 rating it achieved in the previous quarter.

Results from the survey, conducted from September 15 to 23 among 1,200 respondents and released Friday, showed that 65 percent of adult Filipinos were “satisfied” with the general performance of the government, 19 percent were “undecided,” while 15 percent were “dissatisfied.”

The major polling firm said the Duterte administration’s net satisfaction rating fell one grade in all areas, except for Metro Manila.

It declined to “very good” in Mindanao (+67), “good” in Balance Luzon (+48), and “good” in Visayas (+42).

It stayed “good” in Metro Manila (+40), although down by 7 points from June.

Though the government’s performance stayed “very good” in rural areas (+54) and “good” in urban areas (+45), it is 13 points and 4 points lower in the 3rd quarter,  respectively.

In classes A, B, and C, the Duterte administration’s net satisfaction rating dropped from “excellent” to “good” with +47, a decline of 34 points from June.

It also fell one grade from “very good” to “good” in class E (+49) and stayed “very good” with +56 in class D.

By socio-demographic, downgrades were also noticed among 55 and above (+47) and high school graduates (+48).

Respondents interviewed for the survey were also asked to rate the government’s performance on several subjects.

The Duterte administration garnered a “very good” rating on building and maintenance of public works (+66), helping the poor (+63), reconstructing Marawi City (+58), protecting human rights (+54), and fighting terrorism (+53).

The respondents also rated “good” the government’s performance in fighting crimes (+43), foreign relations (+40), defending its sovereignty in West Philippine Sea (+39), and eradicating graft and corruption (+38), among others.

It posted a “moderate” rating on fighting hunger (+23), and “neutral” on fighting inflation (+8).

The nationwide SWS survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults ages 18 and older.

The SWS surveyed 300 adults each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

It had sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.