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Second Q uarter 2010 Social Weather Survey:


75% of F ilipinos satisfied with the conduct of the May 2010 E lections
Social Weather Stations

Seventy-five percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the general conduct of the May 2010
automated elections, according to the Second Quarter 2010 Social Weather Survey conducted from
June 25 to 28, 2010.
The survey also found that Filipinos are satisfied with how the Commission on Elections
(COMELEC) and other institutions have handled various aspects of the May 10, 2010 elections.
Nevertheless, a complementary survey of 480 Poll Workers nationwide who served in the
May 2010 elections showed that Poll Workers are much more satisfied with the conduct of the
May 2010 elections compared to the general public.
Satisfaction with conduct of E lections highest ever
Three out of four (75%) adult Filipinos are satisfied and 15% are dissatisfied with the
JHQHUDOFRQGXFWRIWKH0D\HOHFWLRQV7KLV\HDU¶Vpublic satisfaction with the conduct of the
May 2010 elections is a marked improvement compared to the previous two elections [ Table 1].
In 2004, 53% were satisfied and 35% were dissatisfied with the conduct of the May 2004
elections. In 2007, 51% were satisfied and 32% were dissatisfied with the conduct of the May
2007 elections.
Compared to the general public, the Poll Workers are much more satisfied with the conduct
of the May 2010 elections, with 90% satisfied and 7% dissatisfied.
In 2007, the Poll Workers were also more satisfied than the general public with the conduct
of the May 2007 elections, with 78% Poll Workers satisfied compared to 51% among adults in
general.
M ajority satisfied with C O M E L E C on various aspects of the M ay 2010 E lections
Compared to the May 2007 elections, more Filipinos now express satisfaction with the
COMELEC in handling various aspects in the May 2010 elections. In all the aspects tested in the
survey, satisfaction with the COMELEC has been consistently higher among Poll Workers than
the general public.

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Compared to June 2007, satisfaction with the performance of the COMELEC in ensuring
peace and order rose by 14 points among the general public, from 60 % to 74%. It rose by 8 points
among Poll Workers, from 87% to 95% [ Tables 2 and 3, and Chart 1].
Satisfaction with the COMELEC on the syste m of voter registration rose by 15 points
among the general public, from 57% to 72%. It rose by 8 points among Poll Workers, from 74% to
82% [ Chart 2].
On the information given to voters about registration and voting, satisfaction with the
COMELEC among the general public rose by 13 points, from 59% to 72%. It rose by 7 points
among Poll Workers, from 74% to 81% [ Chart 3].
Satisfaction with the COMELEC on counting of votes in the precinct level rose by 14
points among the general public, from 54% to 68%. It rose by 6 points among Poll Workers, from
91% to 97% [ Chart 4].
Compared to June 2007, satisfaction with the COMELEC on the consolidation of vote
counts at the city/municipal and provincial level rose by 20 points among the general public, from
48% to 68%. Among the Poll Workers, it rose by 17 points, from 75% to 92 [ Chart 5].
H igher satisfaction with selected institutions in the M ay 2010 E lections
The June 2010 National Survey also found higher public satisfaction with the performance
of selected institutions during the May 2010 elections, compared to the May 2007 elections.
Of the seven institutions tested in the survey, public satisfaction is highest for Teachers
serving in the Board of Election Inspectors in the precincts on ensuring clean and orderly voting,
with 86% satisfied in June 2010, 12 points up from 74% in June 2007 [ Charts 6 and 7].
On maintaining peace and order on election day, 84% are satisfied with the Philippine
National Police and 82% are satisfied with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Compared to June 2007, satisfaction with the COMELEC in proclaiming as winners those
who truly got the most votes rose by 12 points, from 65% to 77% [ Chart 8].
Satisfaction with the Parish Pastoral Council For Responsible Voting (PPCRV) on honest
reporting of the vote count rose by 11 points, from 64% in June 2007 to 75% in June 2010
[ Chart 9].
The June 2010 survey found 70% satisfied with SMARTMATIC Corp. regarding its role in
ensuring the PC O S machines work properly.
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Satisfaction with the Legal Network For Truthful Elections (LENTE) on guarding the
canvass of votes in the municipality and provinces rose by 10 points, from 56% to 66% [ Chart 10].
Survey Background
The June 2010 Social Weather Survey was conducted from June 25-28, 2010 using face-to-
face interviews of 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, the Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
(sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% for area percentages).
The area estimates were weighted by National Statistics Office medium-population
projections for 2010 to obtain the national estimates.
The SWS survey questions about the people¶s evaluation of the May 2010 automated
elections are part of the Electoral Reforms Survey Module of The Asia Foundation (TA F). The
findings in this release were presented today by TAF and SWS in the People's Evaluation of the
May 2010 Automated Elections, held at Discovery Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
SWS employs its own staff for questionnaire design, sampling, fieldwork, data-processing,
and analysis, and does not outsource any of its survey operations.

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Table 1

SATISFACTION WITH THE GENERAL CONDUCT OF


THE MAY 2004, 2007 AND 2010 ELECTIONS
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2004 2007 2010 2007 2010
SATISFIED 53% 51% 75% 78% 90%
Very satisfied 20 28 38 28 38
Somewhat satisfied 33 34 38 51 53
UNDECIDED 11 15 8 6 2
DISSATISFIED 35 32 15 16 7
Somewhat dissatisfied 20 17 8 12 5
Very dissatisfied 15 14 7 4 2
NET* +18 +19 +60 +63 +82

* NET SATISFACTION = % SATISFIED minus % DISSATISFIED correctly rounded.

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Table 2
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ASPECTS OF THE MAY ELECTIONS, 2007 AND 2010
Satisfied Und. Disatisfied Net*
Ensuring peace and order
June 2007 60% 14% 25% + 35
June 2010 74 11 14 +60
Information given to voters about
registration and voting
June 2007 59 15 26 + 33
June 2010 72 11 16 +56
The system of voter registration
June 2007 57 15 27 + 29
June 2010 72 8 19 +53
The consolidation of vote counts at the
city/municipal and provincial level
June 2007 48 21 29 + 19
June 2010 68 15 16 +52
Counting of votes in the precinct level
June 2007 54 17 28 + 26
June 2010 68 13 17 +51
* NET SATISFACTION = % SATISFIED minus % DISSATISFIED correctly rounded.

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Table 3
POLL WORKERS: SATISFACTION WITH THE COMELEC ON
VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE MAY ELECTIONS,
2007 AND 2010
Satisfied Und. Disatisfied Net*
Counting of votes in the precinct level
June 2007 91% 4% 4% +87
June 2010 97 1 1 +96
Ensuring peace and order
June 2007 87 6 7 +80
June 2010 95 3 2 +92
The consolidation of vote counts at the
city/municipal and provincial level
June 2007 75 14 10 +65
June 2010 92 5 3 +89
The system of voter registration
June 2007 74 11 15 +58
June 2010 82 10 8 +74
Information given to voters about
registration and voting
June 2007 74 12 14 +60
June 2010 81 11 8 +73

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Chart 1
SATISFACTION WITH COMELEC IN ENSURING PEACE AND
ORDER IN THE LAST ELECTIONS, June 2007 and June 2010
National Surveys, and Surveys of Poll Workers
Satisfied Und. Dissatisfied

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1DW¶O6XUYH\-XQµ 74 11 14

3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 95 32

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Chart 2
SATISFACTION WITH COMELEC ON THE SYSTEM OF VOTER
REGISTRATION IN THE LAST ELECTIONS, June 2007 and
June 2010 National Surveys, and Surveys of Poll Workers
Satisfied Und. Dissatisfied

1DW¶O6XUYH\-XQµ 57 15 27

3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 74 11 15

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Chart 3
SATISFACTION WITH COMELEC ON THE INFORMATION
GIVEN TO VOTERS ABOUT REGISTRATION AND VOTING
IN THE LAST ELECTIONS, June 2007 and June 2010 National
Surveys, and Surveys of Poll Workers
Satisfied Und. Dissatisfied

1DW¶O6XUYH\-XQµ 59 15 26

3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 74 12 14

1DW¶O6XUYH\-XQµ 72 11 16

3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 81 11 8

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Chart 4
SATISFACTION WITH COMELEC ON THE COUNTING OF
VOTES IN THE PRECINCT LEVEL IN THE LAST ELECTIONS,
June 2007 and June 2010 National Surveys, and Surveys of
Poll Workers
Satisfied Und. Dissatisfied

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3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 91 4 4

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Chart 5
SATISFACTION WITH COMELEC ON THE CONSOLIDATION
OF VOTES COUNTS IN THE LAST ELECTIONS,
June 2007 and June 2010 National Surveys, and Surveys of
Poll Workers
Satisfied Und. Dissatisfied

1DW¶O6XUYH\-XQµ 48 21 29

3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 75 14 10

1DW¶O6XUYH\-XQµ 68 15 16

3ROO:RUNHUV-XQµ 92 5 3

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Chart 6

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IN THE MAY 2010 ELECTIONS, JUNE 2010
2 Very
4 3 2 4 3
5 4 7
7 dissatisfied
7 6 4 Somewhat
6 8 9 6
11 13 dissatisfied
12 17
29 Undecided
33
36
40 38
33
34 Somewhat
satisfied

57
51
46
37 37 37
32
Very satisfied

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Chart 7

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ENSURING CLEAN AND ORDERLY VOTING, 2007 AND 2010

4 2 Very dissatisfied
4
9 7 Somewhat dissatisfied
13 Undecided
29

35
Somewhat satisfied

57
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Chart 8

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WINNERS THOSE WHO TRULY GOT THE MOST VOTES, 2007 AND
2010

6 4 Very dissatisfied
7 Somewhat dissatisfied
12
11 Undecided
16

40
Somewhat satisfied
38

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27

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Chart 9

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REPORTING OF THE VOTE COUNT, 2007 AND 2010

4 3 Very dissatisfied
6
10 Somewhat dissatisfied
13 Undecided
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38
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36

37
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Chart 10

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CANVASS OF VOTES IN THE MUNICIPALITY AND
PROVINCES, 2007 AND 2010
6 4
Very dissatisfied
6 Somewhat dissatisfied
12
Undecided
17
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32

32 Very satisfied
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