SURVEY: 88% OF FILIPINOS SUPPORT DRUG WAR, 73% BELIEVE EJKs HAPPEN
During the third quarter of the year, many Filipinos expressed support for the government's war against illegal drugs.
According to a recent Pulse Asia Survey, among 1,200 respondents nationwide, it was revealed that 88 percent support the government's war on drugs, while only 2 percent oppose the campaign and nine percent said they may or may not support it.
94 percent of respondents in Mindanao said they are in support of President Rodrigo Duterte's key agenda, followed by Luzon with 88 percent, Visayas with 85 percent and the National Capital Region (NCR) with 84 percent.
The anti-illegal drug campaign received the highest percentage among Class D and Class E or those who belong to the poorest sector in society with 89 percent and 88 percent, respectively.
While 80 percent of those who belong to Class A, B and C support the campaign.
However, during the same face to face interview from September 24 to 30 with respondents aged 18 and above said they believe extrajudicial killings are happening in the government's war against drugs.
This is 6 percentage points higher compared to the survey results last June.
Pulse Asia said most Filipinos who suspect the presence of EJKs were located in NCR with 78 percent and Luzon with 75 percent.
20 percent of the respondents said they do not believe in EJKs while only 7 percent refused to answer.