Saturday, September 23, 2017

Three- quarters of Filipino support administration’s war on drugs, says research

In a face-to-face survey of 1,000 adults conducted by Pew Research Center, it was found that 78 percent of Filipinos are in favor of President Duterte’s handling the illegal drugs issue, with 62 percent believing the government’s campaign was making progress.

Despite the fact that the president’s intensive war on drugs had a death toll of more than 3, 400 as of July 26 that has been condemned by international organizations, unions and human rights advocates, still, he was able to receive commendable public satisfaction.

Also, in line with the domestic surveys, 86 percent said they had a favorable view of the president which makes Duterte popular a year after he was elected.

The poll had a low margin of error of 4.3 percent, making the survey less likely to go wrong.

Moreover, the survey also found three-quarters of Filipinos believed that the current economic situation was good, while 57 said they were satisfied with the direction of the country. That was a 21 percentage-point increase from the last time the Pew asked the question in 2014.

The international nonpartisan fact tank based in America conducted the poll between Feb. 26 and May 8 this year.  

Source: Yahoo
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