Duterte trust rating drops from last quarter, but remains ‘very good’: SWS


Posted at Sep 07 2018 09:44 PM | Updated as of Sep 07 2018 11:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating remained "very good," even as it dropped in the second quarter of 2018, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Friday.

Duterte received a plus-57 net trust rating in June 2018, an 8-point drop from the plus-65 rating in March 2018.

The survey found that 70 percent of adult Filipinos have "much trust" on Duterte and 13 percent have "little trust." 

Meanwhile, 18 percent said they are "undecided."

According to the SWS, a net trust rating is the difference between the much trust and little trust percentages.

The SWS considers a plus-70 net rating or more as "excellent." A net rating between plus-69 and plus-50 is "very good."

The President's trust rating dropped from "excellent" to "good" in Visayas, down 21 points (plus-70 in March to plus-49 in June).

His trust rating also fell from "very good" to "good" in Metro Manila, down by 20 points (plus-62 in March to plus-42 in June).

However, Duterte's trust rating stayed "excellent" in Mindanao even as it dropped a point from plus-89 in March to plus-88 in June. 

It also stayed "very good" in Balance Luzon despite the 3-point drop from plus-53 in March to plus-50 in June.

Duterte's trust rating dropped from "excellent" to "very good" among college graduates, down 12 points from plus-76 in March to plus-64 in June.

His trust rating, however, remained "very good" among elementary graduates (plus-56 points), high school graduates (plus-56 points) and non-elementary graduates (plus-55 points).

The survey was conducted by the SWS from June 27 to 30, 2018, using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults aged 18 and older nationwide.

The SWS surveyed 300 adults each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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