SWS: Gov’t gets low satisfaction ratings in fighting inflation, corruption

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) — The Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Wednesday released its annual Survey Review summarizing reports from past administrations, with the current leadership getting a high satisfaction rating “on the overall.”

"Satisfaction with governance is generally high. However, net satisfaction ratings are 'moderate' for fighting corruption and 'neutral' for fighting inflation," said the SWS in its survey findings.

The survey covers a total of 13 topics and showed how Filipinos responded to issues ranging from disaster preparedness and the COVID-19 pandemic to elections and satisfaction with government officials.

Earlier this month, the head of the Philippine Statistics Authority said the inflation rate, or pace of price increase, in December soared to a fresh 14-year high at 8.1%.

On Wednesday, the PSA said inflation had risen to 8.7% in January -- the fastest since November 2008.

Comparing past administrations from President Corazon Aquino to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., these two items were consistently rated low. However, the overall net satisfaction rating for the administration was high "on the overall," said SWS.

According to the pollster, survey respondents said net satisfaction of Marcos in October and December 2022 was "very good." Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo received the lowest net satisfaction marks, falling below -10 ("poor").

For vice presidents, Sara Duterte has so far received a "very good" ranking.

Regarding democracy, SWS said Filipinos' satisfaction with how it worked was increasing. The highest recorded rating is at 89% under the current administration.

Meanwhile, SWS said Pinoy pride remains high at 91%.

Read the complete report here.