Actions done by the private sector to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among employees and customers are “adequate” according to more than 60 percent of adult Filipinos, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

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The survey, conducted September 17 – 20, 2020 among 1,249 respondents found that 63 percent of adult Filipinos consider the actions of private businesses and companies in preventing the spread of COVID-19 among their employees and customers to be “adequate” (consisting of 23 percent very adequate and 40 percent somewhat adequate).

SWS said that 23 percent consider them “inadequate” (17 percent somewhat inadequate, six percent very inadequate), while 12 percent are undecided.

It added that the survey was conducted when most areas of the country were already under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

SWS also found out that the proportion of those who said the private sector’s actions in fighting COVID-19 are “adequate” are hardly different across all basic demographics.

By area, it is 64 percent in the Visayas, 64 percent in Mindanao, 62 percent in Metro Manila, and 62 percent in Balance Luzon.

It hardly varies among men and women, at 65 percent and 60 percent, respectively.

By age group, it is less among those 35 years old and above, ranging from 59 percent to 62 percent, than among the 18-34-year-olds, ranging from 68 percent to 70 percent.

It hardly varies by education — it is 66 percent among non-elementary graduates, 64 percent among junior high school graduates, 62 percent among elementary graduates, and 59 percent among college graduates

It is 67 percent among those with a job/livelihood who consider the actions of private businesses and companies in preventing the spread of COVID-19 among their employees and customers to be “adequate.”

Among those without a job/livelihood or never had a job before, only 58 percent said it was “adequate.”

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