Gov’t institutions keep ‘good’ satisfaction ratings

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Key government institutions maintained “good” net satisfaction ratings in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Wednesday.

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The poll, conducted from June 23 to 26, showed 52 percent of Filipinos satisfied and 18 percent dissatisfied with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet.

This yielded a net satisfaction rating of “good” +34, two percentage points higher than “good” +32 recorded in March.

In a statement, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella welcomed the poll results, saying the Cabinet “follows after the work ethic of the Chief Executive: proactive, hard-working and compassionate toward the disadvantaged and marginalized.”

“The President’s rating continues to remain high, along with that of his Cabinet… Public satisfaction has been unwavering as [the President’s]official family has been rated good for four consecutive quarters,” Abella said.
“This vote of confidence by the people of the administration motivates the executive branch to work harder in bringing prosperity, law and order and peace to achieve our shared goal of a comfortable life for all Filipinos,” he added.

The SWS survey, which was first published by newspaper BusinessWorld, was conducted via face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide. It used sampling error margins of ±3 percentage points for national percentages and ±6 percentage points each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The survey also found 64 percent satisfied and 15 dissatisfied wth the performance of the Senate, registering a “good” +49 net satisfaction score, one grade down and three percentage points below “very good” +52 in March.
Meanwhile, 53 percent of the respondents said they were satisfied with the performance of the House of Representatives while 20 percent were dissatisfied, giving it a +34 net satisfaction rating, down by five percentage points from March’s “good” +39.

The Supreme Court also gained a “good” net satisfaction rating of +38, with 55 percent of respondents saying they were satisfied while 17 percent said they were dissatisfied.

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