72% of Pinoys satisfied with PNoy gov't: SWS

Posted at 10/23/12 8:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Public satisfaction with the administration of President Benigno Aquino III is back in very good territory, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

The survey, conducted last August 24-27 and first released in BusinessWorld, showed that 72% of Filipino adults were satisfied with the administration compared to 10% dissatisfied and 17% ambivalent for a "very good" net rating of +62.

This is just 2 points short of the administration's record high of +64 in September and November 2010.

The administration's performance was buoyed by an "excellent" +73 rating on the issue of helping the victims of disasters, especially after a series of storms and monsoon rains hit the country.

The administration also got "very good" marks in the following issues:

Helping the poor (+59),
Promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (+54),
Foreign relations (+51)
Defending the country's territorial rights (+50)

The administration got higher marks in all specific issues included in the SWS survey. The lowest rating the administration got was a neutral -4 in resolving the Maguindanao massacre case.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the continued and sustained public satisfaction with the Aquino administration is “an affirmation of public support for our projects and initiatives.”

“More importantly, this is indicative of the success of our reforms to ensure effective and equitable delivery of public services,” she said in a statement posted on President Aquino's website.

She noted that heady increases in net satisfaction of the Aquino administration was registered throughout all geographic regions, economic classes, and an overwhelming number of indicators.

“The administration scored well in key economic issues such as providing jobs (+43) and fighting inflation (from -6 to +19), while notable increases in satisfaction with fighting crimes (from +16 to +42) and eradicating graft and corruption (from +12 to +40) were also noted,” she said.

The Aug. 24-27 survey involved face-to-face interviews of 1,200 individuals nationwide. The sampling error margins used were +/-3% for national and +/-6% for area percentages. With a report from BusinessWorld