SWS: 78% of Filipinos fear becoming victims of EJK

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Seventy-eight percent of Filipinos fear they or someone they know will get killed in extrajudicial killings, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey reported.

In a survey released on Monday, SWS divided respondents into those who are "very worried" (45 percent) and those who are "somewhat worried" (38 percent) they will fall victim to the spate of killings happening amid the administration's war against drugs.

The remaining 10 percent were "not too worried" about the extra judicial killings, while 12 percent were "not worried at all."

Drug suspects should be kept alive

Most Filipinos also agreed that it was important to keep drug suspects alive.

According to the survey, 94 percent of Filipinos agreed it was "very" or "somewhat important" that drug suspects weren't killed indiscriminately during operations.

Only 1 percent said that keeping suspects alive was "not important at all."

Filipinos still highly satisfied with drug war

Despite this, the survey showed that an overwhelming number of Filipinos remain highly satisfied with the administration's campaign against drugs.

In the same survey, Filipinos reported they were 85 percent satisfied with the ongoing operations to curb drugs-- a percentage point up from survey results in September.

Filipinos also agreed that since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, the incidence of drug problems in their areas has decreased.

The fourth quarter report surveyed 1,500 participants nationwide through face-to-face interviews. It has sampling error margins of ±3 points.

The survey results come amid worries over the high body count seemingly resulting from Duterte's war on drugs.