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'Good housekeeping'

Congress, SC, Cabinet get good rating—SWS

Public net satisfaction ratings of the House of Representatives, Senate, Supreme Court, and the Cabinet rose to “good” in the third quarter of the year, according to a new survey by Social Weather Stations.

The third quarter SWS survey, whose results were released on Friday,  was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide.

It has a ±3 percent margin of error for national percentages and ±4 percent each for Balance Luzon, and ±6 percent for Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

Results from the survey, from Sept. 15 to 23, showed the Senate recorded the highest score among key government institutions, retaining its “good” public satisfaction rating.

Sixty-two percent of the respondents were satisfied with Senate’s performance while 14 percent said they were not. 

About 23 percent were undecided.

SWS said the 7-point increase in the Senate’s net satisfaction was due to increases of 13 points in Balance Luzon, and 12 points in Mindanao. 

But its score dropped 9 points in Metro Manila and 1 point in the Visayas.

The Senate’s score was at +48 in September from +41 in June.

 Satisfaction ratings for the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court rose by one grade from “moderate” to “good” at +36 and +31, respectively, according to the survey results.

The lower chamber gained 11 points, while the high court posted an increase of 12 points.

The Cabinet, on the other hand, also enjoyed good gains in the survey.

It inched up its public satisfaction rating score by 6 points, from +25 in June to +32 in September.

By socioeconomic class, satisfaction with the Senate, House, and SC, either increased or barely moved in classes D and E. 

Satisfaction with the Cabinet increased in class D as well but fell by 4 points among class E.

Satisfaction ratings fell for all 4 among classes ABC.

Meanwhile, satisfaction ratings increased for both men and women in all age ranges.

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Topics: net satisfaction ratings , House of Representatives , Senate , Supreme Court , Cabinet , Social Weather Stations
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