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LEVEL OF POLITICAL SUPPORT AND HAPPINESS TOWARDS THE PERFORMANCE OF TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND AGENCIES

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Methodology
WR Numero Research gathered the data for this report through a mobile-app based survey using quota sampling of 5,000 Filipino adult respondents nationwide. This survey was deployed from
October 12 to 17, 2020.

Background
The concept of political support provides a useful evaluative metric on public attitudes and opinions towards processes, political values, policies, authorities and institutions. The investigation of levels of political support allows to directly relate the opinions of populations and how they adjudicate political
systems. The prevailing measures of public opinion such as trust, satisfaction, confidence, or approval, are categories of political support which can be subsumed under the concept.

For this survey, the question focused on the level of trust that respondents have towards the top government officials and some of the agencies of the government. To identify the level of trust,
respondents were asked “Paano mo ilalarawan ang iyong tiwala kay [NAME] / sa [NAME OF GOVERNMENT AGENCY] ngayon?”.
WRN also sought to gauge the level of happiness of the respondents towards the performance of top government officials and agencies in the fulfillment of their duty. Respondents were asked “Gaano kanasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap sa tungkulin ni [NAME] bilang [POSITION] ng ating bansa?” for government officials; and “Gaano ka nasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap sa tungkulin ng [NAME OF GOVERNMENT AGENCY]?” for government agencies.

Top government officials included in this survey were President Rodrigo Duterte, VP Leni Robredo,

Senate President Tito Sotto, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, and Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta. Government agencies included were DOH, DILG, DepEd, IATF, BOC, POEA, DOST, PNP,
and AFP.

Respondent Demographics

The survey utilized a quota sampling of 5,000 Filipino adult respondents nationwide.

Level of political support towards top government officials

“Paano mo ilalarawan ang iyong tiwala kay [NAME]ngayon?”
Among the top five government officials in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte received the highest support at 54% and 22% moderate support. 8% have low support and 10% said they do not support the president at all. Vice President Leni Robredo received the lowest support at 21%, with 31% expressed no support at all; 11% expressed high support and 17% moderate support; while 20% are unsure. Senate President Tito Sotto, on the other hand, received mostly moderate support
at 37%, 23% said they have high support towards him; 13% expressed low support, while 6% said they do not support him at all. Similar to Sotto, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also received mostly moderate support at 30% and high support at 16%; meanwhile, he received low support at 18% and 14% expressed no support at all. Lastly, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta received mostly an unsure response at 48%; 28% and 8% expressed moderate and high support, respectively. 11% said
they have low support towards him, while 5% do not support him at all.

Level of political support towards government agencies

“Paano mo ilalarawan ang iyong tiwala [NAME OF GOVERNMENT AGENCY] ngayon?”

Among some of the government agencies, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received the highest support at 32% and moderate support at 26%, followed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at 26% high support and 28% moderate support. Most of the respondents are unsure on the level of support they have for various government agencies.

Level of happiness towards the performance of top government officials

“Gaano ka nasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap sa tungkulin ni [NAME] bilang [POSITION]
ng ating bansa?”

In terms of the level of happiness towards the performance of top government officials in the fulfillment of their respective duties, President Rodrigo Duterte again received mostly positive result at 50% saying they are very happy and 23% said they are happy, while 10% and 12% said they are unhappy and very unhappy, respectively. 57% are at least unhappy, with 35% very unhappy, towards the performance of Vice PresidentLeni Robredo; while 17% are happy and 10% said they are very happy.

Most respondents are at least happy towards Senate President Tito Sotto’s performance at 59%, with
22% saying they are very happy; 12% are unhappy and 7% are very unhappy. Most respondents are
also happy towards the performance of Alan Peter Cayetano as House Speaker at 30%, while 16%
said they are very happy; 33% are at least unhappy towards his performance. Lastly, Half of the
respondents are unsure towards the performance of Diosdado Peralta as Chief Justice; 25% are happy and 8% are very happy; only 17% are at least unhappy.

Level of happiness towards the performance of government agencies

“Gaano kanasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap sa tungkulinng [NAME OF GOVERNMENT
AGENCY]?”

More than a third of respondents are very unhappy towards the performance of the Department of Health, while they are very happy towards the performance of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Most respondents are unsure towards the other government agencies included in the survey.

 

ABOUT WR NUMERO RESEARCH
Where Data, Technology and Social Science meet.
WR Numero Research is a technology-driven polling and data analytics company that provide accurate, independent and actionable data and insights into political and social sentiments, attitudes and public opinion.


We believe that the proper understanding and measurement of public perceptions can only be generated through
the application of advanced, eclectic and latest social science tools, methodologies and concepts in the study of
human and political behavior.

WR Numero Research is a collaboration with Warwick & Roger—a political risk and digital analytics firm founded in
2017. For subscription and commissioned public opinion research, reach us at reports@wrnumero.com.

 

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