91% of Filipinos support 4Ps – survey

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 1) — The government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps emerged as the national program or issue with highest public support at 91%, based on a new survey by Oculum Research and Analytics.

Oculum said the results show the significance of the conditional cash transfer program in the eyes of the majority.

“The respondents profile definitely had an impact on the survey results,” Oculum chief political analyst Dennis Coronacion said.

The 3rd quarter national survey was conducted from July 17-31 among 1,200 respondents, mostly coming from class C, D, and E.

Coming in second on the list is climate action with 54% of the votes.

Oculum Oversight Board member Manny Mogato said the country was experiencing inclement weather when the survey was conducted.

“Issue rin yung El Niño at that time na bumababa yung level ng Angat Dam so nawawalan tayo ng tubig so these issues really [were] in the consciousness of the respondents,” Mogato explained.

[Translation: El Niño was an issue at that time when the level of Angat Dan declined so water supply was limited so these issues really [were] in the consciousness of the respondents.]

K-12 came third with 53% of the votes, followed by Mandatory ROTC in college with 50%, rice importation 45%, small town lottery 35%, Maharlika investment fund with 34%, anti-communist insurgency with 23%, divorce with 22%, and SOGIE bill with 21%.

The survey has a margin of error of +/-3 points at the national level, the pollster said.

Oculum is a new survey firm that seeks to diversify the pool of sources of data and analytics in the country. It employs standard methods in survey research such as multi-stage random sampling.