SWS: 71% of Filipinos believe gov’t is serious in solving EJK
MANILA, Philippines — Most Filipinos (71 percent) believe that the Duterte administration is serious in solving the problems of extra judicial killings (EJK) in the country, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday showed.
In a December 2018 survey, 38 percent of Filipinos said the government is very serious about solving the EJK problem while 34 percent said they are somewhat serious.
Meanwhile, of the 11 percent who said the government is not serious, seven percent said the government is not serious at all.
SWS also found that 17 percent of Filipinos were undecided on the issue.
Respondents who believe that the government is serious about solving the EJK problem were highest in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home region (Mindanao), with 42 percent saying the government is very serious in addressing the issue. Meanwhile, 33 percent are somewhat serious.
In National Capital Region (NCR), 73 percent said the government is serious and in Balance Luzon, 71 percent said the government is serious. In the Visayas, 68 percent agreed that the government is serious in solving EJKs.
The survey conducted from Dec. 16 to 19, 2018, had 1,440 respondents aged 18 years and above. and 360 each were interviewed in Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.
The poll had a sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages, ±4 percent for Balance Luzon, and ±6 percent each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The survey question was: “Sa inyong palagay, SERYOSO ba o HINDI SERYOSO ang pamahalaan na masolusyunan ang problema ng ‘extrajudicial killing’ o EJK sa bansa? (In your opinion, is the administration SERIOUS or NOT SERIOUS about solving the problem of ‘extrajudicial killings’ or EJK in the country?)?” /ee
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