Palace welcomes SWS survey showing 95% of Filipinos to welcome 2017 with hope

Malacanang on Thursday welcomed a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing 95 percent of the Filipinos are entering year 2017 with hope rather than with fear.

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the SWS survey could be indicator that the Filipino people are satisfied with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte in the first six months of his administration.

"I suppose it's part of the whole package, you know. Based on results, apparently the public is quite satisfied with the performance of the administration," Duterte said in a Palace press briefing.

The SWS fourth quarter survey conducted from December 3 to 6 found that 95 percent of adult Filipinos has said they are entering 2017 with hope.

The number is up from 92 percent last year under the previous administration of former President Benigno Aquino III.

Based on face-to-face interviews with about 1,5000 adults, the survey showed that the attitude of hope is widespread in all areas with 97 percent in Luzon, 95 percent in National Capital Region, 95 percent in Mindanao and 92 percent in the Visayas.

The same survey also found out that 50 percent of the respondents were satisfied with the government institutions; 17 percent were dissatisfied and 30 percent undecided on the performance of the Cabinet of President Duterte.

"It yielded a good +32 percent net satisfaction score," Abella said.

Last December 24, the SWS also released a survey which showed that 81 percent of the Filipinos have "much trust" in President Duterte. Ten percent are undecided while 9 percent have 'little trust.'

This gives a net trust rating of +72 or four points below the excellent +76 trust rating.

Source: Philippines News Agency