Majority of Filipinos believe PH in ‘right direction’ — SWS

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:18 PM October 25, 2018

Majority of Filipinos believe that the Philippines is in the “right direction,” results from Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) latest survey show.


The September 2018 survey found that 75 percent of adult Filipinos believe the country is in the “right direction.”  Only 22 percent said the country is in the “wrong direction.” The remaining 3 percent did not give an answer.

The number of people who believe that the Philippines is in the right direction is five points higher than the June 2018 survey which showed that 70 percent Filipinos  believe that the country is in the right direction.


At that time, 25 percent said the country was in the wrong direction while 5 percent of respondents did not give an answer.

SWS said the percentage of those who say that the country is in the right direction rose in all areas and stayed highest in Mindanao.

About 89 percent in Mindanao said the Philippines is in the right direction, which was 2 points higher than June 2018 poll’s 87 percent.

In Metro Manila, it went up by eight points from 57 percent in June to 65 percent in September while in Balance Luzon it rose by five points from 68 percent in June to 73 percent in September.

In Visayas, the percentage increased by three points from 66 percent in June to 69 percent in September.

The survey result also showed 4 point-increase in overall rural areas with 79 percent in September compared with 75 percent in June. Meanwhile, for overall urban areas, it rose by 2 points from 66 percent in June to 68 percent in September.

Net satisfaction for Duterte admin


Net satisfaction on the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte was “excellent” at +72 for those who believe that the country is in the right direction. However, the rating for Duterte was neutral at -3 for those who said the country is in the wrong direction.

Similarly, net satisfaction with the performance of the overall national administration was at very good with +66 among those who say the country is in the right direction, compared to the neutral +1 among those who say it is in the wrong direction.

SWS asked respondents this survey question, “Sa pangkalahatan, kung iisipin po ang kasalukuyang mga nangyayari sa bansa, sa inyong palagay, patungo po ba ang ating bansa sa TAMA o MALING direksyon?

(In general, considering what is happening in the country today,  in your opinion, is the country going in the RIGHT or WRONG direction?)

The survey was conducted from Sept. 15 to 23, with 1,500 adults 18 years old and above as respondents. Three hundred respondents were interviewed each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao, and 600 in Balance Luzon.

It had a sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.

SWS stressed that the poll on people’s opinion on the current the direction of the country was  a “non-commissioned” survey. /ee

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