NINE of 10 Filipinos have high trust in President Rodrigo R. Duterte and the government amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, according to a poll by consultancy firm EON Group and research firm Tangere.
Mr. Duterte got a 94.03% trust rating, according to the poll.
Overall trust was also high for Pasig Mayor Victor María Regis “Vico” N.Sotto — the only local government official mentioned in the report — with 96.61%.
House Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano got 66.19%, while Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III got 56.17%.
Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo had less than half of the respondents’ overall trust, with 40.09%.
Government agencies on the frontline of battling the COVID-19 pandemic also got high trust marks.
The Department of Health got 84.79%, the Department of Interior and Local Government received 82.19% and the Department of Social Welfare and Development got 74.89%, according to the poll.
“Cooperation and compliance with government mandates hinges on public trust, especially in a time of unprecedented crisis when collective anxiety and uncertainty are high,” according to the report.
The report said people’s trust in the government and its institutions especially during the COVID-19 crisis are influenced by the government’s action and engagement with the people.
The participants were 5,425 users of the Tangere app across the country who finished the poll.
EON did not say when the poll was conducted or what its error margin was. — Gillian M. Cortez