Satisfaction with state institutions hits lowest in 3 quarters: SWS


Posted at Dec 29 2016 04:46 PM

Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañan Palace. Malacanang News and Information Bureau

MANILA - Public satisfaction with the performance of key government institutions has dipped to its lowest in nine months, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday.

The December 3-6 poll found 50 percent of 1,500 respondents were satisfied with the Duterte Cabinet while 17 percent were not and 30 percent were undecided.

Subtracting the percentage of dissatisfied from satisfied respondents yielded a "good" net satisfaction score of +32, down four points from September's +36 and less than six points from June's +42 .

Under the SWS scale, a "good" satisfaction rating requires at least +30 points; "very good", a minimum of +50; and "excellent", at least +70.


The same survey found that the Senate, House of Representatives and the Supreme Court suffered lower scores in the last quarter of 2016.

The Senate tallied a "good" +48, one grade and four scores lower than its previous "very good" +52 in September and June.

The lower chamber retained "good" ratings at +38 from September's +40 and June's +44.

The high court likewise kept "very good" marks of +32 from a previous +36 and +37.

The SWS survey was first published on the BusinessWorld and has a sampling error margin of ±3%.