SWS: 75% of Pinoys satisfied with Marcos

Janvic Mateo - The Philippine Star
SWS: 75% of Pinoys satisfied with Marcos
President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. graces the 72nd anniversary celebration of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at its central office in Batasan Road, Quezon City on January 31, 2023.
STAR / Michael Varcas

MANILA, Philippines — About seven in every 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of President Marcos in the last quarter of 2022, according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The SWS yesterday released the full details of its Dec. 10 to 14 survey on the performance of the President, which showed public satisfaction increasing from 71 percent in October to 75 percent.

Dissatisfaction hardly moved from eight percent to seven percent, while those who were undecided dropped from 21 percent to 18 percent.

As reported earlier, Marcos’ resulting net satisfaction rating for December was “very good” +68, up from the “very good” +63 in the October survey.

The net satisfaction rating is the rounded off difference between those who said that they are satisfied and dissatisfied with the performance of a particular government official.

SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings of at least +70 as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “very “good”; +30 to +49 as “good”; +10 to +29 as “moderate”; +9 to -9 as “neutral”; -10 to -29 as “poor”; -30 to -49 as “bad”; -50 to -69 as “very bad” and -70 and below as “execrable.”

Highest in Mindanao

According to SWS, Marcos obtained his highest satisfaction rating among respondents in Mindanao, with 78 percent in both during the October and December surveys.

Satisfaction with the President increased to 74 percent in both Balance Luzon and the Visayas, from 69 percent and 65 percent, respectively. It remained at 73 percent among those in Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, dissatisfaction was highest in Metro Manila at nine percent (from seven percent in October), followed by the Visayas at seven percent (from nine percent) and rest of Luzon and Mindanao at six percent (from nine percent and five percent, respectively).

Based on the latest survey, satisfaction with Marcos was higher among those in rural areas (80 percent) than in urban areas (70 percent). It was also higher among men (77 percent) than women (73 percent).

In terms of age groups, satisfaction with Marcos was highest among 25-34 (80 percent), followed by those in 18-24 (76 percent), 35-44 (75 percent), 45-54 (74 percent) and above 55 (71 percent).

It was also higher among junior high school graduates (78 percent) and non-elementary graduates (77 percent), followed by elementary graduates (71 percent) and college graduates (67 percent).

The December 2022 survey had 1,200 respondents and a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.

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