ABOUT 84 percent of Filipinos have “much trust” with the country’s new leader, President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
The survey, conducted from June 24 to 27, showed that the President got a net trust score of +79, a 53-point jump from +26 he obtained in the May 1 to 3 survey.
SWS said only five percent have “little trust” with Duterte while 11 percent were undecided.
The President’s highest net trust rating was recorded in Mindanao (+90 in June from +67 in May). It also went up in Manila (+78 in June from +21 in May), Balance Luzon (+75 from +9 in May), and Visayas (+74 from +17 in May).
His net trust score also surged in Class ABC (+82 from May’s +35), Class D (+79 from May’s +23), and Class E (+79 from +35).
SWS said Duterte was most trusted by individuals aged 18 to 24, getting a net trust rating of +84.
In a chance interview, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that even the President is yet to issue any statement, he will surely be elated and assure the public to fulfill his job.
“There’s no comment from PRRD (Duterte). However, I’m sure he would appreciate the trust and he would also say – if I know him – that’s just my task, that’s part of the job, and that we will continue to do our part,” Abella said.
The survey interviewed 1,200 respondents – 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Respondents were asked: “Please indicate if your trust or faith in (Rody Duterte) is very much, somewhat much, undecided if much or little, somewhat little, very little, or you have not heard or read anything about (Rody Duterte) ever?”
SWS used sampling error margins of 3% for national percentages, and 6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. (Sunnex)