45% of Filipinos believe Duterte has health problems -- SWS | Inquirer News

45% of Filipinos believe Duterte has health problems — SWS

/ 07:34 AM October 07, 2018

Almost half of Filipinos believe that President Rodrigo Duterte has health problems, the latest Social Weather Survey (SWS) showed.


The survey conducted from September 15 to 23, 2018, revealed that 45 percent of adult Filipinos believe that the President has health problems while 26 percent do not. Twenty-nine percent are undecided.

SWS said they presented respondents with the question: “Kamakailan ay may mga balita ukol sa lagay ng kalusugan ni Pang. Rodrigo Duterte. May mga balita na nagsasabing kaya walang gaanong pagharap sa publiko ang pangulo ay dahil sa mayroon siyang problema sa kalusugan. Sa kabilang banda, may mga balita namang nagsasabing mabuti ang lagay ng kalusugan ng pangulo.


“Kung iisipin ang lahat ng mga balita tungkol sa lagay ng kalusugan ni Pang. Rodrigo Duterte, gaano po kayo NANINIWALA o HINDI NANINIWALA na mayroon siyang mga problema sa kalusugan? Masasabi po ba ninyo na kayo ay: Lubos na naniniwala; medyo naniniwala; hindi tiyak kung naniniwala o hindi; medyo hindi naniniwala; lubos na hindi naniniwala?

(Recently, there have been news about the state of health of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. There have been news saying that the President does not have many public appearances because he has health problems. On the other hand, there have also been news saying that the President’s state of health is good.)

(If you were to consider all of the news about the state of health of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, how much do you BELIEVE or NOT BELIEVE that he has health problems? Would you say that you: strongly believe; somewhat believe; undecided if believe or not believe; somewhat not believe; strongly not believe?)

Meanwhile, more than half are worried that Duterte will have health problems in the future.

The data of the poll showed that 55 percent said that they are worried while 44 percent said that they are not.

This time, SWS said they asked respondents with the question: “Gaano po kayo nababahala na magkaroon ng mga problema sa kalusugan si Pang. Rodrigo Duterte? Kayo po ba ay: Talagang nababahala; medyo nababahala; medyo hindi nababahala; talagang hindi nababahala?

(How worried are you that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte will have health problems? Are you: Worried a great deal; somewhat worried; not too worried; not worried at all?)


The SWS survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 respondents, 18 years old and above, nationwide.

The sample includes 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

It has a a sampling margin error of ±3% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. /cbb

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