Six out of 10 adult Filipinos believe that owners of public transportation have taken adequate measures in preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey has revealed.

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The SWS said that according to the National Phone Survey conducted from Sept. 17-20, “60 percent of adult Filipinos consider the public transportation owners’ actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among their drivers and passengers to be adequate.”

The SWS noted that this consists of 24 percent who believe that the measures are very adequate and 36 percent who believe that the measures are somewhat adequate.

“Meanwhile, 27 percent consider them “inadequate” (consisting of 19 percent somewhat inadequate, and 8 percent very inadequate), while 13 percent are undecided,” the SWS said.

It explained that the survey is “a probability-based survey conducted using mobile phone and computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI).”

It noted that the survey was conducted when many parts of the country were placed under the more relaxed modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

There were 1,249 adult Filipinos, ages 18 years old and above, who participated in the survey nationwide.

They included 309 in Metro Manila, 328 in Balance Luzon, 300 in the Visayas, and 312 in Mindanao.

The SWS said sampling error margin is at ±3 percent for national percentages, ±6 percent for Metro Manila, ±5 percent for Balance Luzon, ±6 percent for the Visayas, and ±6 percent for Mindanao.

“The area estimates were weighted by the Philippine Statistics Authority medium-population projections for 2020 to obtain the national estimates,” the SWS said.

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