More Filipinos Think Gov’t Won’t Deal with Crisis Well

As the country faces uncertainty in the face of the global economic downturn, the latest IBON survey shows that majority of Filipinos doubt that the administration will be able to address the crisis well.

BY IBON FOUNDATION
Posted by Bulatlat

As the country faces uncertainty in the face of the global economic downturn, the latest IBON survey shows that majority of Filipinos doubt that the administration will be able to address the crisis well.

The January 2009 Nationwide Survey shows that out of the 86.2 percent respondents who were aware of the global crisis, 61 percent said that the government will not deal with the crisis adequately in the coming six months. Those who said it will deal with the crisis well had a 4.6-percent share, while 32.6 percent had no answer.

Moreover, 87.9 percent of the respondents believe that the crisis will worsen their family’s livelihood or income in the first half of the year, 9.1 percent said it would not have any affect, while 1.7 percent believe their situation will improve.

The latest IBON Survey was conducted Jan. 7-16, 2009 across various regions and sectors nationwide. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent. (Posted by (Bulatlat.com)

Below is the tabulation of the respondents’ perception on the effects of the global economic crisis on their livelihood and income and government’s response.

Do you know that the world is in middle of a financial and economic crisis?

In your opinion, what will be the effect of the current crisis on your family’s job, livelihood or income in the coming six (6) months.

In your opinion, how will the government deal with the effects of the crisis in the coming six (6) months?

Please visit www.ibon.org for the full results of the January 2009 survey.

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