More than half of Filipino adults approve of the performance of the Senate and the House of Representatives, a third-quarter survey by Pulse Asia showed.
Nearly half of respondents of the September 2023 Ulat ng Bayan survey also approved of the work of the Supreme Court at 49 percent, down four percentage points from 53 percent in June.
“While the national performance ratings of these institutions are essentially unchanged during the period June 2023 to September 2023, there are a few significant movements across areas and classes,” Pulse Asia said in its media release.
The Senate had a performance rating of 59 percent, down three percentage points from 62 percent in the previous survey.
The House of Representatives got an approval rating of 54 percent, down four percentage points from 58 percent in June.
Across geographic areas, the Senate’s rating went up 12 percentage points in Mindanao but dropped by 17 percentage points in the Visayas.
Ratings for the House, on the other hand, fell by 11 percentage points in the Visayas but rose by six percentage points in Mindanao.
The Supreme Court experienced an improvement in its approval score in Mindanao (+14 percentage points) but its Metro Manila rating fell by 14 percentage points, Pulse Asia said.
Across institutions, approval went down most among the ABC sectors.
Pulse Asia conducted face-to-face interviews with 1,200 representative adults from September 10 to 14 for the survey.
The survey has a ± 2.8% error margin at the 95% confidence level.