SWS survey: ‘Very good’ rating shows 76% of Pinoys satisfied with Duterte

The Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Monday, March 11, 2019, shows three out of every four Filipinos are satisfied with the general performance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration.

The latest survey, conducted on December 16-19, 2018 found 76% of adult Filipinos satisfied, 15% neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, and only 9% dissatisfied with the general performance of the current National Administration, for a net satisfaction rating of +66 classified by SWS as “very good”.

The +66 rating is 16-point higher compared to “very good” +50 rating obtained by the administration in September 2018.

According to SWS, the national administration’s net satisfaction rating rose by one grade in all areas.


Social Weather Stations (SWS) Survey Governance Report Card, May 11, 2019.

The latest SWS Governance Report Card indicates out of 17 specific performance subjects rated, the Duterte Administration’s net satisfaction ratings were excellent on 2 subjects, very good on 6 subjects, good on 7 subjects, and moderate on 2 subjects.

The net satisfaction rating of the National Administration was excellent on: Promoting women’s rights (+71) and Building and maintenance of public works (+70) [Charts 2 to 3].

It was very good on: Helping the poor (+68), Protecting human rights (+62), Reconstructing Marawi City (+60), Fighting terrorism (+55), Transparency in government activities (+54), and Deciding quickly (+50) [Charts 4 to 9].

It was good on: Fighting crimes (+44), Reconciling with Muslim rebels (+43), Eradicating graft and corruption (+42), Defending Philippine sovereignty in the West PH Sea (+40), Reconciling with communist rebels (+39), Fulfilling commitments in international treaties (+39), and Foreign relations (+38) [Charts 10 to 16].

It was moderate on: Ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+28) and Fighting inflation (+14) [Charts 17 to 18].

The Duterte administration scored “excellent” ratings in promoting women’s rights and building and maintenance of public works with +71 and +70 net satisfaction ratings, respectively.

The administration scored “very good” ratings in helping the poor (+68), protecting human rights (+62), reconstructing Marawi City (+60), fighting terrorism (+55), transparency in government activities (+54), and deciding quickly (+50).

On the other hand, the administration scored “good ratings” in fighting crimes (+44), reconciling with Muslim rebels (+43), eradicating graft and corruption (+42), defending Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea (+40), reconciling with communist rebels (+39), fulfilling commitments in international treaties (+39), and foreign relations (+38).

The National Administration’s net satisfaction rating rose by one grade in all areas.

In Luzon, it rose from good to very good, up by 17 points (+48 to +65).

In the Visayas, it jumped from good to very good or up by 21 points from +42 to +63 in Visayas.

In Mindanao, net satisfaction rating rose from very good to excellent, up by 8 points from +67 to +75.

In Metro Manila, it rose from good to very good (from +40 to +60). in Metro Manila; and, in Luzon.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo described this “very good” net satisfaction rating of the administration of President Duterte as “loud and clear repudiations” of his critics and detractors who questioned his policies and reforms.

“These figures are loud and clear repudiations of the critics and detractors of PRRD who have described him as misogynistic, anti-poor and anti-human rights, and who have taken turns in questioning the Build-Build-Build Infrastructure Program and lambasting the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi,” Panelo said.

Panelo said Duterte’s critics and detractors should realize that their backlash directed at the President is ignored by those who support him.

“While the Administration never impelled the vocal minority from expressing their dissent, it is time they finally realize that a sizeable but silent majority has paid no attention to their endless tirades against PRRD and the Administration, as well as its policies, particularly with respect to the aforesaid matters,” Panelo said.

“The Palace considers this increase in satisfaction rating as a vote of public confidence and a demonstration of the people’s unshakeable trust to the present Administration,” Panelo said.