SWS: 25% of Pinoys want senatorial bets who won’t be corrupt
Updated @ 8:18 a.m., March 23, 2019, to add more details
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-five percent of Filipinos prefer senatorial bets who will not be corrupt, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.
The survey — conducted from Dec. 16 to 19, 2018 — found out that 25 percent of Filipinos want candidates who will not be corrupt.
Meanwhile, 22 percent want candidates who have concern for the poor, while 21 percent want candidates with good personal characteristics such as being good, generous, fair and responsible.
The poll also showed that 21 percent want their candidates to be trustworthy and 20 percent want candidates who have concern or are helpful to those in need.
Fourteen percent want candidates who can fulfill their promises, while nine percent prefer candidates who can give solutions to the country’s problems.
Seven percent want approachable candidates and six percent want those with good leadership qualities.
Five percent prefer candidates who know how to listen and confer with other people and another five percent want candidates who have faith in God.
Only 3 percent want candidates with political will and who are educated, intelligent and bright.
The survey asked the question: “Anu-ano pong mga katangian ang hinahanap ninyo sa isang kandidato sa pagka-Senador ng Pilipinas? Maaari po kayong magbigay ng hanggang tatlong sagot [What qualities are you looking for in a Senatorial candidate of the Philippines? You may give up to three answers]”
The survey was conducted nationwide using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adults aged 18 years old and above — 360 each in Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The survey had error margins at 95 percent confidence level — ±2.6 percent for national percentages and ±5 percent each for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao. /atm
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