Senate leads key government institutions with 'very good' satisfaction rating: SWS

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 25 2019 02:59 PM

House, SC, Cabinet keep 'good' satisfaction rating

MANILA - The Senate is the leading government institution with a "very good" public satisfaction rating in the last quarter of 2018, results of a survey by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed Friday.

The December survey found 71 percent of adult Filipinos satisfied with the performance of the Senate while 13 percent were dissatisfied.

This is equivalent to a "very good" +58, the highest public satisfaction rating of the Senate since its "very good" +67 in August 2012, SWS said.

SWS attributed the increase in the Senate's satisfaction rating from a "good" +48 in September 2018 to increases in its rating across all areas in the country.


The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Cabinet, meanwhile, maintained their "good" public satisfaction ratings respectively.

The survey found 57 percent of adult Filipinos satisfied with the House's performance while 17 percent were dissatisfied, equivalent to a +40 "good" rating.

This is higher than its +36 "good" rating in September 2018 and the House's highest since the +42 "good" rating it registered in June 2016, SWS said.

The Supreme Court's satisfaction rating meanwhile stayed "good" despite a 6-point increase to +37 from its +31 rating in September of last year.

SWS said this is equivalent to 54 percent of satisfied Filipinos and 17 percent dissatisfied.

President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet, meanwhile, registered the lowest satisfaction rating among key government institutions with a +35 "good" rating.

This despite a 3-point increase in its rating from the +32 "good" it recorded in September 2018.

SWS said the rating was the highest for the Cabinet since its +38 "good" in December 2017.

A total of 1,440 Filipino adults were interviewed from Dec. 16 to 19, 2018 for the fourth quarter SWS survey, which has a +/-2.6 percent margin of error for national percentages.