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Despite concerns about extrajudicial killings, eight of 10 Filipinos are satisfied with President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, according to the Social Weather Stations.
The SWS, which conducted the quarterly survey from December 3 to 6, said Duterte maintained his “excellent” rating in the fourth quarter. The results of the survey were first released by Business World yesterday.
Of the 1,500 adult respondents, 53 percent said they were “very satisfied” and 32 percent “somewhat satisfied.”
Only eight percent said they were dissatisfied – five percent “somewhat dissatisfied” and three percent “very dissatisfied.” Seven percent, meanwhile, were undecided.
The net satisfaction of 77 percent is slightly higher than the 76 percent recorded in the third quarter survey last October.
The December survey also showed that 88 percent agreed that the illegal drug problem in their respective areas declined since Duterte took office last June 30. Only three percent disagreed.
While support for the government’s anti-drug campaign remains high, 78 percent of those polled found are worried that they, or anyone they know, will fall victim to EJKs.
According to the survey, 45 percent said they were “very worried” that they will be killed, while 33 percent were “somewhat worried.” On the other hand, 10 percent said they were “not too worried” and 12 percent were “not worried at all.”
The survey also showed that 39 percent of the respondents think that EJK is “very serious” in the present administration. Thirty percent, meanwhile, said it is “somewhat serious;” 22 percent were “undecided;” and three percent said it is “not serious at all.”
The respondents were also divided on whether the slain drug suspects resisted arrest.
Of those asked, 28 percent said that police were telling the truth while 29 percent believed otherwise. A majority of 42 percent were unsure.