SEVEN of every ten (71 percent) Filipinos believe allegations that some top government officials are involved in jueteng operations in the country, says a Pulse Asia survey done July 2 to 14. The proportion increased from the 64 percent found by a similar survey in June. Four percent say they do not believe the reports; the remaining 24 percent are undecided.
The same Pulse Asia survey found 81 percent of respondents saying they believe accusations that some members of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's family are involved in and benefit from the illegal numbers game. Sixteen percent do not believe the reports. Pulse Asia notes that the highest percentage of those who do not believe the charges against the Arroyo family is in the Visayas, where the President enjoys her highest approval ratings amid allegations that she may have used jueteng money to support her candidacy in 2004.
Pulse Asia's nationwide survey was conducted while calls for the President's resignation were being made by various sectors and key members of her Cabinet quit their posts.
Read Pulse Asia's report.