MANILA, Philippines – Fewer Filipinos expressed satisfaction with the Aquino administration in the first quarter of this year, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest report.
The government’s net satisfaction rating fell by six points to +45 in the first quarter of this year, the lowest recorded since May 2012, the SWS March 2014 poll showed.
The survey found 65 percent satisfied and 20 percent dissatisfied with the present administration, for a net score of +45 classified as “good.” Fifteen percent of respondents were undecided.
Last year, the government has recorded a satisfaction rating of +51 or 71 percent satisfied, 19 percent dissatisfied and 10 percent undecided during the month of December.
In terms of socioeconomic class, the government fell by 22 points to +32 among the ABC class, by six points to +45 among the D or masa, and by two points to +48 among the poorest or E.
Its regional ratings also fell with ratings dropping by eight points at +56 but remained “very good” in Mindanao and in Luzon and the Visayas, to a “good” +41, down by 11 points and +45 or down six, respectively.
Despite the regional decline, the government’s satisfaction rating increased by seven points +37 “good” in Metro Manila.