Filipinos still satisfied with Duterte admin's war on drugs - survey

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 23) — A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Sunday showed majority of Filipinos are satisfied with the government's campaign against illegal drugs.

The Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey, conducted from June 27-30, showed a net satisfaction of rating of +65 among those polled.

Broken down, 78 percent were satisfied, while 13 were not.

The SWS said, "Satisfaction with the administration's campaign against illegal drugs was at an excellent +76 when it was first surveyed in September 2016. It was highest in December 2017 at an excellent +77."

Ratings range is within +63 to +66 since March 2017, with the lowest score received in September 2017 (+63), the survey said.

This score is considered "very good" according to the pollster, and is one point higher than the results from March 2018.

The highest net approval score was in Mindanao with +84, this is three points higher from +81 in March. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon also gave increased scores at +67 and +58, respectively.

Visayas, however, gave the lowest score at +64, a drop of 12 points from March.

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide.

Net satisfaction with Duterte's general performance was also higher among those satisfied with the campaign against illegal drugs at +59, SWS said based on a survey published in July.

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."