SWS: Satisfaction with Duterte gov’t ‘very good’

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NET SATISFACTION with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration has remained at “very good” +58, as in the first quarter, according to the Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The noncommissioned survey was conducted June 27-30, using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, with sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages and ±6% each for the said areas.

Net satisfaction with the administration was lowest in the National Capital Region at “good” +47 and highest in Mindanao at “excellent” +76, followed by the Visayas at “very good” +56 and Balance Luzon at “very good” +54.

(The SWS terminology for net satisfaction 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.”)

By economic class, net satisfaction was highest among the ABC at “excellent” +81, followed by Class E at “very good” +62, and Class D at “very good” +56.

Net satisfaction in urban areas was at “good” +49, dropping from “very good” +63 in March; and in rural areas, “very good” +67, rising from “very good” +53 in March.

The survey also has a “Governance Report Card” in which, out of 20 performance subjects rated, the administration’s net satisfaction rated “very good” on five subjects, “good” on 12 subjects, “moderate” on two subjects, and “neutral” on one subject.

“The net satisfaction rating of the National Administration was very good on: building and maintenance of public works (+62), reconstructing Marawi City (+55), promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) (+55), helping the poor (+54), and promoting women’s rights (+52),” SWS said.

“It was good on protecting human rights (+48), transparency in government activities (+43), having clear policies (+40), fighting terrorism (+39), ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+39), foreign relations (+39), fighting crimes (+37), ensuring an efficient public transportation system (+36), fulfilling commitments in international treaties (+33), deciding quickly(+33), reconciling with Muslim rebels (+31), and eradicating graft and corruption (+30).”

“It was moderate on reconciling with communist rebels (+27) and defending Philippine sovereignty in West Philippine Sea (+20).”

“It was neutral on fighting inflation (+1).”

THE survey noted further that net satisfaction with the administration rose by two grades from moderate to very good on promoting women’s rights, up by 24 points from +28 in December 1995 to +52 in June 2018.

“It fell by one grade from very good to good on Protecting human rights, down by 6 points from +54 in March 2018 to +48 in June 2018,” the survey said.

“It also fell from good to moderate on Defending Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, down by 14 points from +34 in March 2018 to +20 in June 2018.”

“It stayed good on Fighting crimes, although down by 3 points from +40 in March 2018 to +37 in June 2018.”

“It stayed good on Ensuring an efficient public transportation system, although down by 5 points from +41 in March 2018 to +36 in June 2018.”

“It stayed good on Eradicating graft and corruption, although down by 16 points from +46 in March 2018 to +30 in June 2018.”

“It stayed neutral on Fighting inflation, although down by 7 points from +6 in March 2018 to -1 in June 2018.”