Survey: High satisfaction ratings for Dutertes

SunStar File

DABAWENYOS are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte and Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's performance, based on a school-initiated citywide survey.

According to the 11th series of City Wide Social Survey (CWSS) of the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu)-University Research Council (URC), which was publicly presented Monday, August 5, President Duterte garnered a net satisfaction rate of +92.8.

Meanwhile, the presidential daughter who is currently on-leave, had a net satisfaction of +97.4.

Vice President Leni Robredo, however, scored lowest with a net satisfaction of -3.5.

In terms of satisfaction on the performance of government officials, Mayor Duterte-Carpio has the highest "very satisfied" rating with 86.3, followed by her father President Duterte with 79.2, and the local City Council with 69.2. Robredo placed last with 21.6.

As compared to last year's survey, all except the city mayor had an increase of satisfactory rating. In 2018, President Duterte's rating was 79, while Robredo had 8.7, and the local City Council had 59.4. Duterte-Carpio's rating slightly declined from last year with 63.5.

The survey also showed that the Duterte administration has a "very credible" rating of 51.7 percent. For the transparency rate, the survey showed the administration has a 50-percent "very transparent" rating.

Meanwhile, the war on drugs (79 percent); Build, Build, Build projects (62.1 percent); and the no balance billing in hospitals (46.5 percent) are the actions of the current administration most liked by Dabawenyos, according to the multiple response survey.

The survey also showed that infrastructure (94.6 percent), women's rights (93 percent), overseas Filipino worker (OFW) welfare (91.7 percent), reproductive health (91.4 percent), and the peace process (91.1 percent) topped the promises fulfilled by the Duterte administration in the past three years.

Meanwhile, anti-corruption campaign, jobs/employment, and peace and order remain the top three issues the President must address in his remaining three years.

The Davao City Government got a 48.7 percent "strongly agree" response in terms of addressing concerns of ordinary people.

However, the survey also showed that illegal drugs, traffic, and poverty are the top local problems the government must address.

The CWSS was conducted from June 21 to 23, and June 28 to 30, this year, with 630 respondents from all three districts in Davao City.

Addu-URC chairperson Lourdesita Chan said the survey was an initiative by the university to track the perception of Dabawenyos on various social, political, economic, and physical issues occuring in the city.

"The data may be used for crafting of policies, programs and interventions, that could promote the better quality of life of our populace," Chan said in her speech during the CWSS Research Dissemination forum.

Among the included questions in the survey are related to socio-demographic characteristics, health, K to 12 implementation, peace and order, and happiness index.

Addu-URC recently conducted the Off-Campus Blue Vote Electoral Survey that aims to get high-quality empirical data about electoral preferences among different respondents.

The survey included 1,599 respondents from the 67 barangays in Davao City.

Senators Christopher "Bong" Go and Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa topped the survey, who eventually won the midterm race.


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