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Filipinos give 'good, 'satisfactory' ratings to Supreme Court, Senate, Cabinet, House - SWS survey.

By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz

The Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and the Cabinet received "good" public satisfaction ratings in the third quarter of 2018 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results released on Saturday.

The nationwide survey conducted last Sept. 15-23 with 1,500 respondents found 62 percent satisfied and 14 percent dissatisfied with the performance of the Senate, 53 percent satisfied and 17 percent dissatisfied with the House of Representatives, 49 percent satisfied and 18 percent dissatisfied with the Supreme Court, and 48 percent satisfied and 16 percent dissatisfied with the Cabinet.

The resulting net satisfaction ratings (percent satisfied minus percent dissatisfied) were good in all branches: +48 for the Senate, +36 for the House of Representatives, +31 for the Supreme Court, and +32 for the Cabinet.

SWS terminology for net satisfaction ratings are translated as follows: +70 and above as "excellent;" +50 to +69 "very good;" +30 to +49 "good;" +10 to +29 "moderate;" +9 to -9 "neutral;" -10 to -29 "poor;" -30 to -49 "bad;" -50 to -69 "very bad;" and -70 and below "execrable."

Satisfaction with the Senate stayed good

Senate's net satisfaction rating was up by seven points from +41 in June 2018 to +48 in September 2018.

SWS attributed the rise in the overall net satisfaction with the Senate to increases of 13 points in the rest of Luzon (from +37 to +50), and 12 points in Mindanao (from +39 to +51), combined with decreases of nine points in Metro Manila (from +43 to +34) and one point in Visayas (from +49 to +48).

It also rose from good to very good in overall rural areas, up by 13 points. It stayed at good in the overall urban areas, at +42 since June.

By class, the Senate's net satisfaction rating stayed good from June to September among class D or "masa," up by 11 points from +38 to +49, and among class E or the poorest, hardly moving from +47 to +46. However, it fell from very good to good among upper-to-middle classes ABC, down by 16 points from +54 to +38.

By gender, it stayed good among both men, up by six points from +40 in June to +46 in September, and among women, up by seven points from +42 to +49.

By age, it rose from good to very good among 18-24-year-olds, up by 13 points, and among 25-34-year-olds, up by seven points. It stayed good among 35-44-year-olds, among 45-54-year-olds and 55-year-olds and above, ranging from +41 to +48.

By educational attainment, it rose from good to very good among high school graduates, up by 10 points from +41 in June to +51 in September.

It stayed good among non-elementary graduates and elementary graduates, ranging from +48 to +49. However, it fell from very good to good among college graduates, down by 25 points.

House of Representatives rises from moderate to good

The net satisfaction rating of the House rose by one grade from moderate to good, up by 11 points from +25 in June 2018 to +36 in September 2018.

The 11-point rise in the overall net satisfaction rating of the House of Representatives was due to increases of 21 points in the rest of Luzon (from +18 to +39), and 15 points in Mindanao (from +26 to +41), combined with decreases of two points in Visayas (from +36 to +34), and 10 points in Metro Manila (+29 to +19).

It rose from moderate to good in the overall rural areas, up by 18 points from and stayed moderate in the overall urban areas, hardly moving from +26 to +27.

By class, it rose by 14 points among class D from moderate +21 in June to good +35 in September. It stayed good among class E, hardly moving from +40 to +41. However, it fell by 16 points among classes ABC from good +43 to moderate +27.

It rose from moderate to good among men, up by eight points from +23 in June to +31 in September, and among women, up by 13 points from +27 to +40.

By age, it rose from moderate to good among the 18 to 44-year-olds and the 55-year-olds and above, ranging from +30 to +45 and stayed good among 45 to 54-year-olds, up by five points from +30 to +35.

By educational attainment, it rose from moderate to good among non-elementary graduates, elementary graduates and high school graduates, ranging from +36 to +39. However, it fell from good to moderate among college graduates, down by 14 points from +37 in June to +23 in September.

Satisfaction with Supreme Court rose to good

Supreme Court's net satisfaction rating rose from moderate to good, up by 12 points from +19 in June 2018 to +31 in September 2018.

The improvement in the overall net satisfaction rating of the Supreme Court was due to increases in all areas.

It rose from neutral to moderate in Metro Manila, up by 18 points. It also rose from moderate to good in the rest of Luzon, up by 14 points. In the Visayas, it improved from moderate to good by 15 points, and stayed moderate in Mindanao up by four points.

It rose from moderate to good in the overall rural areas, up by 15 points; and also moderate in the overall urban areas, up by 9 points.

By class, it rose from moderate to good among class D, up by 17 points, and in class E, up by eight points. However, it fell by two grades from good to neutral among class ABC, down by 34 points from +43 to +9.

It rose from moderate to good among men, up by 17 points and among women, up by 9 points.

By age, it increased from moderate to good among 35-44-year-olds, up by 26 points, and among 45-54-year-olds, up by 14 points. It stayed good among 18-24-year-olds, up by 10 points. It stayed moderate among 55-year-olds and above, up by 11 points, and among 25-34-year-olds, at +28 since June.

By educational attainment, it improved from moderate to good among non-elementary graduates, up by 11 points, and among elementary graduates, up by 19 points. Meanwhile, it stayed moderate among high school graduates, up by 12 points, and among college graduates, hardly moving from +27 to +26.

Cabinet's public satisfaction rating improved by one grade

The Cabinet's net satisfaction rating rose from moderate to good, up by six points from +25 in June 2018 to +32 in September 2018.

The improvement in the overall net satisfaction rating of the Cabinet was due to increases of 11 points in the rest of Luzon (from +23 to +34), eight points in Mindanao (from +21 to +29), and six points in Visayas (from +32 to +38), combined with a five-point decrease in Metro Manila (from +28 to +23).

It rose from moderate to good in the overall rural areas, up by 14 points from +22 in June to +36 in September, while it stayed moderate in the overall urban areas, hardly moving from +27 to +26.

By class, it rose from moderate to good among class D, up by 12 points from +21 in June to +33 in September.

However, it fell from good to moderate among class E, down by four points from +33 to +21.

It fell by two grades from very good to moderate among classes ABC, down by 29 points from +56 to +27.

By gender, it rose from moderate to good among men, up by 13 points from +19 in June +32 in September. It stayed good among women, hardly moving from +31 to +32.

By age, it rose from moderate to good among 35-44-year-olds, up by nine points in June to +34 in September, and among 45-54-year-olds, up by eight points.

It remained good among 18-24-year-olds, up by 10 points. It stayed moderate among 25-34-year-olds, at +28 since June, and among 55-year-olds and above, up by seven points.

By educational attainment, it rose from moderate to good among non-elementary graduates, up by seven points from +25 in June to +32 in September, among elementary graduates, up by 12 points from and among high school graduates, up by seven points.

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