Trust ratings of Philippine officials
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March 3, 2020

Vice President Leni Robredo maintains her "good" net satisfaction rating with +36 in December 2019, according to a Social Weather Stations Survey released Tuesday.

Among top government officials, Senate President Tito Sotto scores the highest net satisfaction rating with a "very good" +62 while House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano records +53.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta obtains a "moderate" rating with +21.

The fourth quarter 2019 survey was conducted from Dec. 13 to 16, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide.

January 21, 2020

A new SWS survey finds that President Duterte sets a new net satisfaction rating record at +72 or "excellent."

The fourth quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey, conducted from Dec. 13-16, 2019, found that 82% of adult Filipinos are satisfied, 8% undecided, and 10% dissatisfied with Duterte's performance as president.

His current rating is seven points above the "very good" or +65 in September 2019, and a new personal record that surpassed the previous record of "very good" or +68 in June 2019.

For reference, here's SWS terminology for net satisfaction ratings: +70 and above, "excellent"; +50 to +69, "very good"; +30 to +49, "good"; +10 to +29, "moderate", +9 to -9, "neutral"; -10 to -29, "poor"; -30 to -49, "bad"; -50 to -69, "very bad"; -70 and below, "execrable."

The survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It has sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

October 7, 2019

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says they will take the latest survey results as a challenge to redouble their efforts "both in continuing to serve the public and keeping the Filipino people better informed of the work VP Leni is doing."

"We are likewise grateful that the VP continues to enjoy significant support from our fellow Filipinos. This support will further strengthen her commitment to stay true to her Constitutional mandate, uphold our nation’s interests, and work to uplift the lives of our people, especially the poor and marginalized," Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez says on the latest Pulse Asia survey results.


July 9, 2019

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says "the underlying message" of President Rodrigo Duterte's +68 satisfaction rating is that dissatisfaction with the Duterte administration is limited to "the few boisterous minority."

"The survey indicates that 80% of the Filipinos, or 8 out of 10 of our countrymen, are satisfied with PRRD's overall performance. The polling firm considers this as a record-high since this is the president’s highest satisfaction rating since he assumed office in June 2016," he says.

"We note that this survey, with data being gathered from June 22-26 this year, is the first post-midterm election independent survey conducted and was done at the height of the Recto Bank incident – an issue which the anti-Duterte forces pulverised the President with venom, and until now pilloried ad nauseum," he also says.

July 8, 2019

Gross satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte rose by 1 point in Q2 of 2019 to 80% from 79% in Q1, the latest poll of the Social Weather Stations finds.

Meanwhile, 9% of adult Filipinos are undecided and 12% are dissatisfied with the performance of the president. This gives him a net satisfaction rating of +68 or very good. This is a new personal record-high for Duterte that surpassed his previous record of very good +66 in March 2019 and June 2017.

The June 2019 SWS poll was conducted from June 22-26, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. 

It has sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

March 12, 2019

Malacañang welcomes the latest Social Weather Stations survey showing 76 percent of Filipino adults are satisfied with the work of the Duterte administration.

Only nine percent said they were not satisfied with the Duterte administration, garnering a net satisfaction rating of +66. 

The net satisfaction of the administration jumped from +50 in September 2018 to +66 in December 2018.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Malacañang considers this as a "vote of public confidence" and demonstration of the people's trust to the Duterte administration.

"As we go into the third year of the President’s term, the Filipinos can rest assured that we would not be lulled into complacency while we continue to roll out the programs and services he started in bringing a comfortable life for all under a peaceful and corrupt-free environment," Panelo said.

October 27, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating has gained five points to +62 in September from +57 in June, a new Social Weather Stations says.

"The five-point increase in Rody Duterte’s overall net trust rating from June 2018 to September 2018 was due to increases in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon, combined with steady scores in the Visayas and Mindanao," SWS says.   

SWS also says the president got a "very good" trust rating across all educational levels.

October 20, 2018

Latest survey of the Social Weather Stations reveals public satisfaction of top government institutions under President Rodrigo Duterte settled in the “good” territory in the third quarter of 2018.

The SWS survey, conducted from September 15 to 23, shows that 62 percent of Filipinos were satisfied and 14 percent dissatisfied with the performance of the Senate; 53 percent were satisfied 17 percent dissatisfied with the House of Representatives.

Meanwhile, 49 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with the Supreme Court and 18 percent dissatisfied with the Supreme Court; and 48 percent were satisfied and 16 percent were dissatisfied with the Cabinet. 

September 29, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte gains an increase in public approval rating nationwide, a new survey from the Social Weather Stations showed.

Duterte's net satisfaction rating has risen to "very good" in the third quarter of 2018 SWS survey, conducted from September 15 to 23, 2018.

Based on the results, 70 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied, 14 percent are undecided, and 16 percent are dissatisfied with the performance of Duterte as president.

July 13, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte (88 percent), Vice President Leni Robredo (62 percent) and former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III (72 percent) enjoy majority approval scores in the June 2018 Pulse Asia survey.

Among top government officials, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez registered the lowest approval rating with 47 percent.

May 11, 2018

The net satisfaction rating of Filipinos with the Duterte administration drops 12 points between December 2017 (70%) and March 2018 (58%), pollster SWS says.

The decline was due to the drop in the net satisfaction scores in Balance Luzon, Mindanao and Metro Manila. Meanwhile, there is a steady score in the Visayas. 

The survey was conducted from March 23-27, 2018 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide.

May 3, 2018

Vice President Leni Robredo expresses her gratitude to her supporters despite the drop in her net trust rating in the first quarter of 2018.

"Ang pinakabagong survey results ay nagtutulak sa akin na lalong magpursigi at paigtingin pa ang mga adhikain ng aming opisina, upang maabot at matulungan ang mas marami pa nating mga kababayan, lalo na iyong mga nangangailangan," she said.

Public trust in Vice President Leni Robredo eroded in the first quarter of 2018, a Social Weather Stations poll released Wednesday finds.

According to an SWS survey of 1,200 adults conducted from March 23-27, 58 percent of Filipinos have “much trust” in Robredo. On the other hand, 18 percent have “little trust” in her while 23 percent of the respondents were undecided.

That yielded a net trust rating of “good” +39, 13 points below and down by one grade from the “very good” +52 a quarter ago.

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