60% Filipinos believe nat'l govt more responsible than LGU in solving COVID-19

Three out of five adult Filipinos are of the opinion that the national government has more responsibility than the local government in solving the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.

This, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from July 3 to 6 involving 1,555 respondents.

The SWS said that based on the survey, 60 percent of adult Filipinos believe the national government is more responsible in solving the COVID-19 crisis,  while only 23 percent believe otherwise.

Meanwhile, a meager 14 percent believe the two government units are equally responsible in solving the Covid-19 crisis.

SWS said 61 percent in Metro Manila, 60 percent in Balance Luzon, 60 percent in the Visayas, and 60 percent in Mindanao, say the national government, rather than the local government, has greater responsibility in solving the Covid-19 crisis.

Majorities in both urban (at 60 percent) and rural areas (at 61 percent) share this opinion.

It added that the proportion of those saying the national government, rather than the local government, is more responsible in addressing the COVID-19 crisis is statistically lower among those with more education: 66 percent among elementary graduates, 63 percent among non-elementary graduates, 61 percent among junior high school graduates, 58 percent among those in the college level, and 53 percent among college graduates.
SWS maintains the survey has a sampling error margin of ±2% for national percentages, ±6% for Metro Manila, and ±5% for Balance Luzon, ±5% Visayas, and ±5% in Mindanao.