Blue Vote Political Survey 2022: In Campus Survey (Students-Higher Education Units & Professional Schools, Administration & Jesuit Community, Faculty Members, Non-Teaching Personnel)
One week after the research dissemination of the Blue Vote Political Survey results of the Basic Education units, the University Research Council once again held a research dissemination via Zoom last Friday, March 25, 2022, for the results of the In-Campus Survey consisting of Higher Education Unit and Professional School students, university-wide faculty and non-teaching personnel, administration and the Jesuit community. A total of 840 respondents, all of which are of voting age, participated in the said survey. Their voting behavior, electoral preferences, and general perceptions were captured in the results.
The respondents’ general perceptions on selected national, political and socio-economic issues were revealed in the survey. Most of the respondents (43.9%) disagreed that the anti-dynasty provision of the 1986 Constitution should be abolished. Similarly, (43.5%) of the respondents disagreed that the CPP-NPA-NDF should not be labeled a terrorist group. However, when asked whether the Philippine government should continue engaging in peace negotiations with the CPP-NPA-NDF, majority of the respondents (77.4%) agreed, and of this percentage, (46.7%) of them strongly agreed. On the perception item pertaining to the Bangsa Moro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and if it has been doing a satisfactory job of providing conditions of lasting peace in Mindanao, (64.8%) of the respondents agreed. When asked whether the blended instructional model is the appropriate direction to take in the post-pandemic world, majority of the respondents (86.5%) agreed and (39.8%) of this group strongly agreed. On the item of whether the Philippine government should put a stop to open-pit mining, (82.6%) of the respondents agreed. As regards some protocol on voting participation, almost seventy percent (69.6%) of the respondents agreed that government should require all voters to get fully vaccinated during the elections. However, (64.1%) disagreed that a negative RT-PCR test should be a requirement before being allowed to vote.
Most of the respondents clearly identified environment problems (48.8%), low incomes, low salaries (32.2%), and unemployment/lack of job opportunities (21.1%) were the top three important concerns and issues on legislation that Davao City officials should give highest priority. Furthermore, the top 3 general areas that the respondents wanted the Senators and Representatives to give higher priority in legislation are Infrastructure (33.6%), Disaster Preparedness (31.1%), and Health (29.8%).
The respondents were also asked to select the personal and political leadership attributes that they think would make an effective elected official. The top three political leadership traits included a leader who is keenly aware of our actual situation (53.1%), who communicates a vision or has a plan/program (53.1 %), and who knows the law or the bureaucracy (41.2%). Meanwhile, the three personal attributes that the respondents thought an elected official should have to be effective are the following: one who has integrity (61.9%), one who makes quick and sound decisions (40.5%), and one who is sincere (33.9%).
From the 840 respondents who were eligible to vote, (82.7%) of them signified that they definitely intend to vote, while (8.0%) will most likely go out and vote, and (4.3%) will somewhat intend to vote. Of the 506 respondents who are currently living in Davao City, (63.2%) are situated in District 1, while (23.9%) are from District 2, and (12.6%) come from District 3.
Respondents were asked for their electoral preferences for the local elections. From among the respondents coming from District 1, they were asked to choose the candidates they will most likely vote for as councilors. The top 8 chosen candidates include Braga, Pilar with (37.5%), Acosta, Luna with (33.3%), Ibuyan, Kap with (32.4%), Al-ag, Bernie with (31.4%), Ocampo, Tek with (29.8%), Bonguyan, Jessica with (27.3%), Abellera, Nilo Jr. with (26.3%) and Militar, Bonz with (21.3%). When asked for their chosen district representative, Mags Maglana got (40.6%) with more males sharing the choice (45.1%) than the females (37.8%). Coming in second with (32.8%) of the males and (32.1%) of the females is Paolo Duterte, an overall choice of 32.4% respondents registered in District 1. Both Jamal Kanan and Jovanie Mantawel got an overall vote of (0.6%).
Respondents from District 2 were also asked who they would vote for as councilors and district representative. Louie John Bonguyan topped the list with (31.2%) followed by Atty. Diosdado Mahipus with (28.8%). Both Che Che Justol and Al Ryan Alejandro got (27.2% each respectively), while Marissa Abella came next with (25.6%). Dante Apostol (23.2%), Danilo Dayanghirang II (20.8%) and Javi Garcia Campos (19.2%) completed the top 8 councilors for District 2. However, about (34.4%) of the respondents said they honestly do not know who to vote for. As for the District Representative, Danny Dayanghirang was preferred by (35.2%) of the respondents registered in the District, with more males sharing said preference (37%) than the females (34.2%). Vincent Garcia followed with (18.4%) similar pattern of distribution between sexes as Dayanghirang, males (19.6%) and female (17.7%). Still, about (24%) of the respondents said they honestly do not know and (12.8%) cannot decide among the candidates.
For the respondents residing in District 3, their top candidate as councilor was Alberto Ungab with (40%). Sweet Advincula and Nonoy Al-ag shared the second spot with (35.4%) each. Conde Baluran and Doc Potpot Villafuerte also garnered (32.3%) each while Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz got (30.8%). About (27.7%) of the respondents chose Cocoy Zozobrado while (26.2%) said they will vote for Enzo Villafuerte. On the other hand, (18.5%) said they cannot decide among the candidates and (18.5%) answered they honestly do not know. As district representative, (56% of the male respondents and 56.8% of the female respondents) from District 3 chose Isidro Ungab, while Abundio Indilla was chosen by (4.0%)of the males and (2.3%) of the female respondents. Isidro Ungab is the choice of the majority of respondents (61.5%) registered in the area. Slightly more than twenty percent of the respondents (21.7%) said they honestly do not know while (7.2%) of them had no answer.
For the position of Vice-Mayor of Davao City, Atty. Melchor Quitain Jr. is running unopposed. More than half of the respondents (males – 54.2% and females – 52.2%) said they would vote for him as Vice-Mayor. When age disaggregated, majority of these respondents come from the 35-44 age range (65.3%), 45-54 age range (63.6%), 25-34 age range (56.2%), 65 and above (55.6%), 55-64 age range (52.9%) and 18-24 age range (40.9%). Meanwhile, (15.1%) of the males and (8.3%) of the females said they would not vote for Atty. Quitain Jr. Also, about (36%) of the respondents who are eligible to vote in Davao City said they cannot decide. When age disaggregated, (47.3%) came from the age bracket 18-24, (38.2%) came from the 55-64, (32.2%) came from the age bracket 25-34, (25.7%) were from the age bracket 35-44, (25.5%) came from the 45-54 age range, and (22.2%) from the 65 and above respondents.
When asked who they would vote for as Mayor of Davao City, more than half of the respondents (51%) selected Baste Duterte. More female respondents (52.5%) favored Baste Duterte than males (48.4%). When age disaggregated, (70.3%) were from the 35-44 age range, (56.2%) were from the 25-34 age range, (54.5%) were from the 45-54 age range, (47.1%) from the 55-64 age range, (44.4%)were from 65 and above, and (37.1%) from the 18-24 age range. Ruy Elias Lopez was selected by (14.2%) of the respondents, with (18.8%) males and (11.5%) females. Of these respondents, (33.3%) came from the 65 and above age range, (23.5%) from the 55-64 age range, (17.4%) from the 25-34 age range, (13.4%)from the 18-24 age range, (12.7%) from the 45-54 age range, and (7.9%) from the 35-44 age range. There were still respondents who cannot decide (12.5%), who honestly don’t know who to vote for (12.3%), and who will not vote for any of the candidates (9.7%).
For the electoral preferences for national elections, respondents selected their top 12 senatorial candidates. Chel Diokno was chosen by (57.6%) of the respondents, followed by Risa Hontiveros with (49.9%). Manny Piñol came third with (43.7%) and Gibo Teodoro was next with (43.3%). Fifth candidate that was selected was Chiz Escudero with (43%), followed by Mark Villar with (40.8%). Alan Peter Cayetano was chosen by (40.1%) of the respondents, while Luke Espiritu got (38.5%). Loren Legarda came next with (37.4%), and Migz Zubiri was selected by (34.8%) of the respondents. Completing the list were Harry Spox Roque (34.4%) and Neri Colmenares (34.2%).
For the position of Vice-President, (66%) of the respondents chose Sara Duterte. Majority of those who chose Sara Duterte were females (66.7% ), followed by males (64.8%). Also, when age disaggregated, (86.2%) came from the 35-44 age range, (81.3%) came from the 45-54 age range, (76.8%) from the 25-34 age range, (74.4%) from the 55-64 age range, (66.7%) from the 65 and above, and (51.2%) from the 18-24 age range. Next was Francis Pangilinan, chosen by (26.8%) of the respondents (26.9% females and 26.7% males). Of the respondents who chose Francis Pangilinan,(41%) came from the 18-24 age range, (33.3%) from the 65 and above, (20.5%) from the 55-64 age range, (16.9%) from the 25-34 age range, (10.7%) from the 45-54 age range, and (6.2%) from the 35-44 age range. Walden Bello got (3.5%) of the respondents while Willie Ong came next with (2.7%). Next were Vicente Sotto III (0.7%), Lito Atienza (0.2%), Rizalito David (0.1%), Manny Lopez (0%) and Carlos Serapio (0%).
Finally, the respondents were asked for the Presidential candidate they would vote for. Of the 840 respondents, (43.2%) said they would vote for Leni Robredo. When sex disaggregated, (43.6%) were male respondents while (42.9%) were female respondents. When age disaggregated, (64.9%) came from the 18-24 age range, (44.4%) came from the 65 and above, (30.5%) were from the 25-34 age range, (25.6%) were from the 55-64 age range, (20%) from the 45-54 age range and (10.8%) from the 35-44 age range. Bongbong Marcos came in next as overall preference of respondents (35.2%). There were more females (36.7%) who chose Marcos than the males (33%). When age disaggregated, (65.4%) came from the 35-44 age range, (49.3%) from the 45-54 age range, (41.2%) from the 25-34 age range, (35.9) from the 55-64 age range, (22.2%) from the 65 and above, and (20.7%) from the 18-24 age range. Ping Lacson was chosen by (7.5%) of the respondents, while Isko Moreno Domagoso got (5.5%). Ernie Abella was selected by (3.3%) of the respondents while (2.5%) chose Leody De Guzman. Next were Norberto Gonzales (1.8%), Manny Pacman Pacquiao (0.6%), Jose Montemayor Jr. (0.2%) and Faisal Mangondato (0.1%).
These were the results of the Blue Vote 2022 AdDU In-Campus Survey which was participated in by students of the Higher Education Unit and the Professional Schools, faculty and non-teaching personnel of all the units, Administration, and the Jesuit community of the Ateneo de Davao University. The overall University-wide survey that included the Grades 5-12, which results were released last March 18, 2022 has a Confidence Level of (99 %) and Margin of Error (+/-2.99%).
The results of the survey do not define the position of the Ateneo de Davao University.
Details of the results of the In-Campus Survey are posted and are accessible for download in the URC website – research.addu.edu.ph.