The Social Weather Stations (SWS) September 17-20, 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey found 65% saying “Pres. Duterte’s state of health is a public matter that is why the public should be informed of everything about this”, compared to 32% saying “Pres. Duterte’s state of health is a private matter that is why the public does not need to be informed of everything about this.”
The view that the President’s state of health is a public matter has always been dominant in the SWS surveys. The latest figure is 4 points above the 61% in December 2019 and September 2018.
Majorities across the board say PRRD’s health is a public matter
The percentage of those who consider Pres. Duterte’s state of health as a public matter is highest in the Visayas (69%), followed by Metro Manila (65%), and Balance Luzon and Mindanao (both at 64%).
This opinion is also dominant across the rest of the basic socio-demographics, ranging from 60% to 70%.
While they are the minority across the board, those who consider the President’s state of health as a private matter tend to increase with education: they are 22% among non-elementary graduates, 28% among those with up to some junior high school education, 29% among those with up to some vocational education, 38% among those with up to some college education, and 37% among college graduates.
SWS: 65% of Pinoys say Duterte’s health a public matter
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).
The survey item reported here was non-commissioned. It was included on SWS’s initiative and released as a public service.
But in a Facebook post, Sen. Bong Go posted a photo of himself with Duterte, which even had a newspaper that seemed to be proof that it was recently taken.
The Palace also said that the President is in Malacañang and working there.