Aquino gov't satisfaction rating rebounds: SWS

Posted at 10/18/11 9:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos are satisfied with the Aquino administration  in the last quarter compared to the first two quarters of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations survey revealed Tuesday.

The survey, conducted last September 4-7 and published exclusively by Businessworld, showed that 68% of Filipinos are satisfied with the Aquino administration’s performance compared to 12% dissatisfied and 19% neither satisfied nor dissatisfied for a net satisfaction rating of +54.

The latest net satisfaction rating is higher than the +45 and +46 scores recorded last June and March but is lower than the +64 seen in September and November last year.

Net satisfaction improved among all socioeconomic classes: Class ABC (+45 to +62); Class D (+48 to +57); and Class E (+36 to +52) during the period.

On the other hand, net satisfaction dropped among Metro Manila respondents, from +48 to +44, during the survey period while improving in all other areas.

More Filipinos were satisfied with the Aquino government’s response to eradicating graft and corruption (+27) and fighting crime (+25), according to the new survey. The government also got high satisfaction ratings in improving the quality of children’s education (+56), helping the poor (+50), foreign relations (+44), promoting welfare of overseas Filipino workers (+41), telling the truth (+37) and reconciliation with Muslim rebels (+34).

However, the government scored only a poor -13 rating in resolving the Maguindanao massacre.

The survey interviewed 1,200 respondents nationwide. Sampling error margins are ±3% for national percentages and ±6% for area percentages. With a report from BusinessWorld