President Duterte is the most trusted official in the Philippines

  • Based on the results of the Pulse Asia survey conducted from July 2 to 8, 2016, President Duterte enjoyed a very high trust rating of 91 percent
  • Duterte’s trust rating is the highest trust grade received by an individual since Pulse Asia started its trusts survey in 1999
  • Previously, ex-President Benigno Aquino III held the record of the highest trust rating of any public official in the country with 85%

Nearly all Filipinos trust President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the results of the Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey conducted on July 2 to 8.

The result of the nationwide survey, released on Wednesday, July 20, showed that 91 percent of the 1,200 respondents aged 18 years old and above trust the president. “Practically no one distrusts” President Duterte as only .02 percent of the respondents said they do not trust him, while 8 percent were undecided if they would give their trust to the new president.

“President Rodrigo R. Duterte begins his stint as the country’s 16th president with an overwhelming majority of his constituents expressing trust in him (91 percent) and practically no one distrusting him (0.2 percent). The rest of Filipinos (8 percent) cannot say if they trust or distrust President Duterte,” the Inquirer quoted Pulse Asia as saying.

Previously, former President Benigno Aquino III held the record of having the highest trust rating of any public official in the country, based on the Pulse Asia data. In the Pulse Asia survey conducted in July 1 to 11, 2010, Aquino got a high 85% trust rating. Only 2 percent of the respondents distrusted him, while 13 percent were undecided whether to trust him or not.

As noted by the Inquirer, President Duterte’s 91 percent is the highest trust grade received by an individual since Pulse Asia started its trusts surveys in 1999.

Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredo got a 62% trust rating as shown by the result of the Pulse Asia survey. 11 percent of the respondents said they do not trust her, while 27 percent were undecided.

 

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