Philippines among world’s safest countries –Gallup poll
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is among the safest countries in the world in terms of residents’ confidence in the police and law enforcement agencies, the U.S.-based analytics firm Gallup’s said.
In its 2020 Global Law and Order report, the Philippines had an index of 84 and is tied with countries Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and Serbia.
“The higher the score, the higher the proportion of the population that reports feeling safe,” Gallup explained.
Singapore and Turkmenistan topped the list with a law and order index score of 97 followed by China with 94, and Iceland and Kuwait with 93.
Afghanistan was considered least safe and placed at the bottom of the list with an index of 43, followed by Gabon with 52, and Venezuela and Liberia with 54.
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Screenshot from Gallup’s 2020 Global Law and Order report
On a global scale, Gallup said “nearly seven out of 10 people worldwide said they feel safe walking alone at night where they live and have confidence in their local police.”
The U.S.-based firm said it conducted telephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,000 adults in 144 countries throughout 2019.
The questions asked to participants globally were the following:
In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?
Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?
Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you or another household member?
Within the past 12 months, have you been assaulted or mugged?
Gallup said that for results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error ranged from ±2.1 percentage points to ±5.6 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.