By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
Majority of the Filipinos or at least 75% believe that the country is moving in the ‘right direction’, the latest Social Weather Stations survey showed.
Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the 120th Philippine Independence day celebration at the Emilio Aguinaldo shrine in Kawit, Cavite
Based on the results of the survey conducted from September 15-23, 75% of adult Filipinos said that the country is in the ‘right direction’, which five points higher than the 70% in June 2018.
Meanwhile, 22% said that the Philippines is in the ‘wrong direction’, while 3% did not give an answer.
In the September 2018 survey, the belief that the country is in the ‘right direction’ rises in all areas and stays highest in Mindanao, which is President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailiwick, at 89%, followed by Balance Luzon at 73%, Visayas at 69%, and Metro Manila at 65%.
Compared to June 2018, the proportion of those who said the country is in the ‘right direction’ increased by 8 points in Metro Manila from 57%, by 5 points in Balance Luzon from 68%, by 3 points in the Visayas from 66%, and by 2 points in Mindanao from 87%.
Among classes, the proportion of those who say the country is in the ‘right direction’ rose by 5 points in class D or the “masa,” from 70% in June 2018 to 75% in September 2018, and by 2 points in class E, from 70% to 72%.
Meanwhile, the survey also found out that the net satisfaction with the performance of President Duterte and the national administration was higher among those who say that the country is in the ‘right direction’.
Duterte recorded an “excellent” +72 net satisfaction rating among those who say the country is in the right direction, compared to the neutral -3 among those who say it’s in the wrong direction.
Similarly, net satisfaction with the performance of the overall National Administration was higher at very good +66 among those who say the country is in the right direction, compared to the neutral +1 among those who say it is in the wrong direction.
The latest SWS survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews among 1,500 adults nationwide; 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.