Marcos Jr. says 'very good' rating 'encouraging'
MANILA (UPDATED) - Three out of four adult Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations showed.
The results of the SWS survey, conducted last December 10-14, 2022, showed 75 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of Marcos Jr., while 7 percent are dissatisfied. Another 18 percent are undecided.
The resulting rating is at a "very good" +68, up by 5 points from the +63 rating Marcos Jr. received in October 2022.
Marcos Jr.'s net satisfaction was highest in Mindanao, where he received an "excellent" +72. He also received "very good" ratings in Balance Luzon at +68, the Visayas at +67 and Metro Manila at +65.
Marcos also received an "excellent" rating in rural areas at +74, and a "very good" +62 rating in urban areas.
His rating improved by 13 points from the October 2022 +61 rating in rural areas.
The President also received a higher satisfaction rating among males at "excellent" +70, compared to the +66 "very good" rating from women.
Marcos Jr. likewise received a higher rating among those aged 25 to 44 at an "excellent" +73, compared to the "very good" +68 rating from those between 18 to 24 years old.
Adults aged 35 to 44 also gave Marcos Jr. an "excellent" +71 satisfaction rating, while those between 45 to 54 gave him a "very good" +68 rating. Adults aged 55 above also gave the president a "very good" +64 rating.
In terms of educational attainment, Marcos Jr. received the highest satisfaction rating from non-elementary graduates and junior high school graduates, who both gave him an "excellent" rating. He likewise received a "very good" satisfaction rating from elementary and college graduates.
Meanwhile, Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said the "very good" satisfaction rating he received is "encouraging".
"I don't really look at surveys kasi… But it’s always encouraging to know that naunawaan ng tao ‘yung aming ginagawa,” he said.
"So we will just keep going and keep everybody informed kung ano' yung aming ginagawa," Marcos Jr. added.
The Fourth Quarter 2022 Social Weather Survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide, 300 each from Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. The survey has sampling error margins of ±2.8 percent for national percentages, and ±5.7 percent each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.
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