PUBLiCUS Asia, Inc.’s independent poll PAHAYAG NCR* looked into the opinion of 1,800 respondent registered voters from Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Makati City, Malabon City, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Marikina City, Muntinlupa City, Navotas City, Parañaque City, Pasay City, Pasig City, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan City, Taguig City, and Valenzuela City. Field work was conducted on November 16-20, 2018.
Respondents’ opinion were measured on the following: Living standards; Citizen Issues; The Country (State of the Nation); Build, Build, Build; Love, Care, and Solidarity of Leaders; Federalism; Bangsamoro Basic Law; Military Influence in Government; National Interest; Political Issues; Preference for Senators and City Mayors/Vice Mayors; Media Habits; and Endearing Philippine Brands.
Overall, voters from NCR are satisfied with their current living standards. However, in the areas of Caloocan, Paranaque, and Pateros, there are a considerable people who rated themselves that they are somewhat dissatisfied, as almost 1 out of 4 people rated themselves as such.
When it comes to the status of their finances, majority feels that they have a just fair financial standing or they are doing well. Few felt that they are doing excellent or poor. It is noticeable that one-third of members of Iglesia ni Cristo surveyed rated themselves doing poor in their finance assessment.
In general respondents also rated their families just in the middle of the economic classes, not rich nor poor. However, areas of Quezon City and Paranaque recorded over 1/3 of the respondents considering their families poor. Malabon also recorded more than ¼ of the respondents feeling their families are poor. About 1/5 of the respondents from areas of Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, and San Juan considered their families poor.
Respondents had mixed opinions about having enough to buy food, 55% said they are having incidence of struggling to buy food while 45% said otherwise. The highest gaps in answers were recorded in Makati and Mandaluyong, where majority in Makati had a high incidence while Mandaluyong had a low incidence. There were also considerable gaps in Marikina, Navotas, and Pasay, where majority had a low incidence.
Overall, voters were optimistic about the future of their financial situation. It is noticeable that in Paranaque, half of the respondents were optimistic, while the other half were pessimistic.
Overall, voters were satisfied with the basic services of the government. In the areas of Navotas, Pasay, and Quezon, there was a considerable amount of voters dissatisfied with the housing services. In Paranaque, a good number of voters were dissatisfied with the food services. Regarding transportation, areas of Malabon, Muntinlupa, Navotas, and Pateros recorded a substantial amount of voters dissatisfied. Communication services were not well received by a sizeable amount of voters in Muntinlupa, Navotas, and Paranaque. Electric services also got low scores from a good portion of the voters in areas of Muntinlupa and Pateros. A significant number of voters from Pateros were dissatisfied about the water services. Risk and disaster management services took some hit from the areas of Manila, Muntinlupa, and Navotas.
86% want a simple and comfortable life, especially those in the 55 years old and above age bracket. Only 10% of the people who have never worked want a rich life.
Among those who want a simple and comfortable life, 6 out of 10 believe that the President should do projects for the poor. Among other issues that voters want to be addressed are better management of the economy, traffic and criminality. Most of the respondents who want criminality addressed come from Class ABC. Respondents think that jobs should be a top priority of the President, followed by economy and education