NET TRUST in Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo fell 13 points and one grade to a “good” +39, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations. The First Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey, conducted from March 23-27, found 58% of adult Filipinos with much trust, 23% undecided, and 18% with little trust in Ms. Robredo, yielding the +39 net trust which compares with her “very good” +52 (66% much trust, 14% little trust) in December last year.
The SWS terminology for Net Trust Ratings is as follows: +70 and above, “excellent”; +50 to +69, “very good”; +30 to +49, “good”; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad”; -70 and below, “execrable.”
Ms. Robredo’s net trust rating remained “moderate” in Metro Manila (+23) and “very good” in the Visayas (+56), although both ratings dropped by 4 and 8 points, respectively.
However, net trust in Ms. Robredo fell by one grade from “very good” to “good” in Balance Luzon (down 15 points to +41) and Mindanao (down 18 points to +32).
Ms. Robredo’s net trust fell 4 points and one grade to “good” +48 among elementary graduates.

Among non-elementary graduates, it fell 20 points and one grade to “good” +46.
Her net trust among high school graduates also fell one grade as well as 16 points to “good” +35.
Among college graduates, Ms. Robredo’s net trust fell two grades and 14 points to “moderate” +29.
The noncommissioned survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide, with 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for the said areas.
Ms. Robredo’s camp was sought for comment as of this writing.