2Q 2018 SWS survey shows ‘very good’ net trust in Duterte

In the latest Social Weather Stations survey conducted in June 2018, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte got a “very good” net trust rating despite, scoring 57 percent, eight points lower than the 65-percent net trust score in March 2018.

In the survey, seven out of ten (70%) adult Filipinos say they have “much trust” in President Duterte, 18% u”ndecided”, and 13% with “little trust” in the President.

This yields a net trust rating of +57 (much trust minus little trust), classified by SWS as “very good” despite the 8-point decline in March 2018.

In the eight SWS surveys following his inauguration as President, from September 2016 to June 2018, Duterte’s net trust rating was excellent in five and very good in three. This gives the Duterte presidency an average net trust rating of a very good +69 so far.

“We thank our people for their continuing vote of confidence for President Duterte during this challenging time,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

“The Palace views the latest survey results with humility. However, we have to take note that regardless of ratings, the President remains focused on his job of governing the nation,” Sec. Roque said.

Much remains to be done, especially in assisting the poor, vulnerable and severely hungry families, Sec. Roque said.