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PH gov’t response to COVID-19 ‘adequate’ – SWS survey

Over 71% of Filipinos believe that the Philippine government has provided an adequate response on information dissemination on how to keep the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at bay.

Data from the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations reveal that 22% of Filipinos found the information drive as ‘inadequate’ while the remaining 6% were undecided.

The Philippine government also provided adequate services to ensure extensive contact tracing according to 67% of Filipinos. Around 23% found the contract tracing efforts as ‘inadequate’ while 9% remain undecided.

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However, Filipinos were divided as to the government’s aid for those who have lost their livelihood – reporting 46% of Filipinos who said that the government was inadequate, versus 44% who stated that the government did enough to help those who lost their jobs. The remaining 9% voted neither for nor against the response that they have observed.

The SWS September 17-20, 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey was a probability-based survey conducted using mobile phone and computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) of 1,249 adult Filipinos (18 years old and above) nationwide: 309 in Metro Manila, 328 in Balance Luzon, 300 in the Visayas, and 312 in Mindanao (sampling error margin of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% for Metro Manila, ±5% for Balance Luzon, ±6% for the Visayas, and ±6% for Mindanao).

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