SWS: Satisfaction with Duterte drug war still ‘very good’ in Q3
The net satisfaction rating of the Duterte administration’s crackdown on illegal drugs slightly decreased in the third quarter of 2018, but remained within the “very good” bracket, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.
The survey conducted from September 15 to 23 showed the net satisfaction rating of the government’s illegal drug campaign going down to +64, with 76 percent of the respondents saying they were “satisfied” while 12 percent were dissatisfied.
The +64 net rating in September is a one-point decrease from the +65 in June. With the survey’s margin of error of ±3 percent, the results are statistically unchanged.
The polling body said the decrease in the nationwide net rating came from a decrease in ratings in Mindanao and Metro Manila, combined with increases in Balance Luzon and the Visayas.
The net satisfaction with the drug war fell 14 points in Mindanao, dropping from +84 in June to +70 in September. It also dropped 12 points in Metro Manila from +67 in June to +55 in September.
Despite the decrease in points, the net satisfaction in Mindanao and Metro Manila remained “excellent” and “very good,” respectively.
Meanwhile, the net satisfaction in Balance Luzon recorded a 8-point increase from +58 in June to +66 in September. The net satisfaction also increased by one point in the Visayas.
Satisfaction with the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs received a +76 or “excellent” net rating when it was first surveyed in September 2016. It was highest in December 2016 with a rating of +77.
It has been at the +63 to +66 or “very good” range since March 2017, reaching its lowest rating of +63 in September 2017.
The latest survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,500 adults nationwide. /cbb
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