83% approve of Duterte’s COVID-19 response – OCTA

Janvic Mateo - The Philippine Star
83% approve of Duterteâs COVID-19 response â OCTA
Residents queue up at a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccination centre in Mandaluyong City, suburban Manila on July 15, 2021.
AFP / Ted Aljibe

MANILA, Philippines — Eight in every 10 Filipinos approve of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, results of an OCTA Research survey released yesterday showed.

The survey, conducted from March 5 to 10, found that 83 percent of the respondents approve of what the government has done or is currently doing to prevent the spread of the viral illness.

Forty-two percent said they “truly approve,” while 40 percent said they “somewhat approve.”

Meanwhile, two percent said they “truly disapprove” of the government’s COVID-19 response, while four percent said they “somewhat disapprove.” Eleven percent cannot say whether they approve or disapprove.

Based on the survey, approval of the government’s response to the pandemic was highest among respondents from the Visayas at 92 percent (49 percent truly approve, 42 percent somewhat approve).

It was followed by those in Metro Manila with 88 percent (60 percent truly approve, 28 percent somewhat approve), Mindanao at 80 percent (42 percent truly approved, 38 percent somewhat approve) and the rest of Luzon at 79 percent (35 percent truly approve, 44 percent somewhat approve).

Across socio-economic classes, approval of the government’s response was lowest among those in Class E at 68 percent (44 percent truly approve, 24 somewhat approve).

Approval was 82 percent (33 percent truly approve, 49 percent somewhat approve) among respondents from Class ABC, while it was 85 percent (43 percent truly and somewhat approve) for those in class D.



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