THE NET satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo R. Duterte remained “very good” in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday.
Mr. Duterte’s net satisfaction rating of +60 in the last quarter of 2018 is six points higher than third quarter’s +54 rating in September.
The President’s 2018 annual average net satisfaction score to +54, five points below the average net +59 in 2017.
According to the SWS survey conducted from Dec. 16 to 19, 74% of Filipino adults were satisfied with the president’s performance, 11% were undecided, and 15% were dissatisfied.
In the December survey, Mr. Duterte saw a big increase in his Metro Manila rating, which went up 22 points to +58 in December from +36 in September.
The president’s rating in Balance Luzon only increased by three points (to +52 from +49) and 13 points in Visayas (to +62 from +49).
Even though it remained “excellent,” Mr. Duterte experienced a decline of four points in his homeland Mindanao to +73 in December from +77 in September.
His satisfaction rating in urban areas went “very good” (+64 in December, up by 22 points from +42 in September).
Although it remained “very good,” Mr. Duterte’s rating in rural areas dropped by five points to +57 in September from +62 in September.
Meanwhile, by class, the president’s rating among members of class ABC went up by 21 points to +62 in December from +41 in September. His net satisfaction rating also increased in the class E level to +65 in December from +45 in September.
Among class D respondents, his rating went up by two points to end at +58 in December from +56 in September.
Mr. Duterte’s rating also improved in all age groups, except among 45-54 year-olds, where his rating dropped by four points to +54 in December from +56 in September.
His rating remained “very good” in both sexes: +63 among men in December (from +55 in September) and +57 among women (compared to +53 in September).
The survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews with 1,440 adults ages 18 years old and above: 360 each in Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. SWS used sampling error margins of ±2.6% for national percentages, and ±5% each for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras