SWS survey: Duterte gov't keeps 'very good' satisfaction rating

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President Rodrigo Duterte. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) —  Filipinos are still generally satisfied with the Duterte administration, according to a June 2017 survey from private pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The second quarter survey of the national administration yielded a net satisfaction rating of 64.

This falls under the "very good" rating of SWS, despite a two-point drop from 66 last March.

Seventy-five percent said they were satisfied with the administration, 13 percent were undecided, and 11 percent dissatisfied.

The survey, conducted from June 23 to 26, was done through 1,200 face-to-face interviews with adults nationwide with a sampling error of ±3,

The survey also showed the first four quarters of the Duterte administration had the highest net satisfaction ratings, compared to the first four quarters of four previous administrations.

Respondents were also asked to rate the government on 15 issues.

The administration got 'very good' marks on four issues: helping the poor (64), protecting human rights (55), providing jobs (51) and defending the country's territorial rights (51).

Meanwhile, the government got 'good' scores on the following issues: fighting terrorism (49), foreign relations (44), fighting crime (43), eradicating graft and corruption (43), solving extrajudicial killings(34), reconciling with Moro rebels (32), ensuring that no family will ever go hungry (32), and reconciling with communist rebels (31).

It got 'moderate' marks recovering the "hidden wealth" stolen by Marcos and his cronies (26), resolving the traffic problem (25) and fighting inflation (24).

Based on geography, Duterte's bailiwick, Mindanao, maintained the "very good" scores, despite a seven-point drop from 79 last March to 72.

Metro Manila gave Duterte a 67 net satisfaction rating, while "Balanced Luzon" scored the administration with 63, and Visayas at 56.

Scores also remained "very good" across socioeconomic classes.