SWS: 57 percent support martial law in Mindanao

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 12 2017 02:33 AM

Around 57 percent support President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. 

The June 23-26, 2017 survey said that among 92 percent of Filipino adults aware of Duterte’s martial law declaration, 57 percent said it was a right decision, 29 percent said martial law should have been declared only in Marawi City and the province of Lanao del Sur, while 11 percent said it should have been declared in Marawi City alone.

On the statement, "Pres. Rodrigo Duterte should also declare Martial Law in the Visayas,” around 63 percent disagreed, 23 percent agreed, and 13 percent were undecided.

The survey also found 67 percent disagreed, 20 percent agreed, and 13 were percent undecided with the statement, "Pres. Rodrigo Duterte should also declare Martial Law in Luzon."

Awareness of Duterte’s martial law declaration was highest in Mindanao at 98 percent, Metro Manila and Visayas at 93 percent, and Balance Luzon at 88 percent.

Majority across the board disagreed with the statement, "Pres. Rodrigo Duterte should also declare Martial Law in the Visayas,” except for Mindanao.

Visayas was the highest at 79 percent, Metro Manila at 71 percent, and Balance Luzon at 68 percent.

Disagreement with the statement, "Pres. Rodrigo Duterte should also declare Martial Law in Luzon,” was also dominant across the board, except in Mindanao.

The disagreement was highest in Metro Manila at 79 percent, Balance Luzon at 76 percent, and Visayas at 76 percent.

The survey had a sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The survey was conducted nationwide using face-to-face interviews with respondents of 1,200 adults, 18 years old and above.