SWS: Majority of Filipinos satisfied with Duterte performance

MANILA -- As the year draws to a close, President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating among Filipinos rebounds to "Very Good," while his satisfaction score in Mindanao remained "Excellent," the fourth-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

In its latest survey released Friday, the SWS found that majority or 71 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with the performance of this administration, higher by four percent than in the previous quarter at 67 percent.

The survey showed only 13 percent of Filipinos were unsatisfied, while 15 percent were undecided.

The ratings led to a net satisfaction rating of 58 percent, up from +48 percent (67 percent satisfied, 19 percent dissatisfied) in September 2017 or third quarter.

The public opinion polling body also reported in its last quarter survey for 2017 that Duterte got "Very Good" satisfaction scores from all socioeconomic classes, among both men and women, from both urban and rural areas, and from all educational levels.

The 10-point jump in the President's satisfaction rating was driven mainly by his 84-percent satisfaction rating in Mindanao, which is classified as "Excellent," followed by "Very Good" satisfaction ratings in Metro Manila, 73 percent; Visayas, 72 percent; and in other parts of Luzon, 64 percent.

The SWS said Duterte got very good and higher net satisfaction ratings in all areas of the country. In Mindanao, the President's net satisfaction rating remained "Excellent" at 80 percent (84 percent satisfied, 5 percent dissatisfied) in December from a 76-percent net satisfaction in September.

Majority or 76 percent of residents in urban areas were satisfied with the President's job in the last quarter of the year, while his rural net satisfaction reached 68 percent, a seven-point improvement from the previous quarter.

The survey said the President got a "Very Good" grade from among 25-year-olds and above, and "Good" among 18-24-year-olds.

Based on SWS terminology for net satisfaction ratings, 70 percent and above is "Excellent," 50-69 percent is "Very Good," 30-49 percent is "Good," 10-29 percent is "Moderate," +9 to -9 is "Neutral," -10 to -29 percent is "Poor," -30 to -49 "Bad," -50 to -69 "Very Bad," and -70 and below is "Execrable."

The SWS fourth-quarter survey was conducted on December 8 to 16, 2017. (PNA)

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