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SWS: Satisfaction with Duterte drug war still ‘very good’ in Q3

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:11 AM November 08, 2018

Pricey drugs are among those seized from two suspects during a buy-bust operation at an exclusive subdivision in Muntinlupa City. INQUIRER FILE / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

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.

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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.

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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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