47% of Filipinos think Corona is guilty while 5% believe he is innocent: Pulse Asia

Pulse Asia conducted a nationwide survey (1,200 respondents) on the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona from Feb.26 to March 9, 2012. Here are the highlights:

Forty-seven percent of Filipinos think Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona is guilty of the charges filed against him while five percent believe he is innocent. Forty-three percent are ambivalent as regards his innocence or guilt.

Almost half of the Filipino population (47%) is of the view that Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona is guilty, with 33% saying he is probably guilty and 15% being certain about his guilt. Meanwhile, 43% cannot say whether the government official is guilty or not. Practically the same percentages across geographic areas and socio-economic classes either think the Chief Justice is guilty (37% to 52%) or express indecision on the matter (43% to 48%). An exception is Mindanao where 54% say the Supreme Court Chief Justice is guilty and significantly fewer residents (31%) are undecided on the matter. On the other hand, only 5% of Filipinos believe Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona is innocent of the charges filed against him, with 4% saying he is probably innocent and 1% saying he is definitely innocent.

According to 58% of Filipinos, their countrymen will accept and respect the Senate’s decision as regards the impeachment case of the Supreme Court Chief Justice, whether most of the people like it or not. This is the majority sentiment in every socio-economic class (53% to 63%) and almost all geographic areas (53% to 68%). The Visayas is the exception, with essentially the same percentages either sharing this view (40%) or saying that most Filipinos will accept and respect only the decision that they favor (41%). The latter view is articulated by 34% of Filipinos. Indecision on the matter is expressed by less than one in ten Filipinos (8%). Additionally, public opinion on the matter is generally the same regardless of whether Filipinos believe Supreme Court Chief Justice Corona is innocent or guilty.

For the rest of the survey, click here: http://pulseasia.com.ph/pulseasia/story.asp?ID=747

March 20, 2012 2:16 pm  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, surveys

20 Responses

  1. perfectlyhuge - March 20, 2012 2:35 pm

    The survey was taken after the ‘weak’ presentation of the prosecution. But a week later, the defense was even weaker. We can expect more people to believe that CJ is guilty. More so with his refusal to testify.

  2. dan1067 - March 20, 2012 2:46 pm

    Public opinion dictates truth and accountability!

  3. parasabayan - March 20, 2012 2:54 pm

    With a five week break on the hearings, baka magbago pa yan. If the dollar accounts will not be presented to the impeachment court, this will increase the percentage of those who think that Corona is guilty.

  4. dan1067 - March 20, 2012 3:56 pm

    Prosecution spokesman cong. Sonny Angara said guilty or not guilty he feels the chief justice will not resign from his post.

  5. MPRivera - March 20, 2012 6:05 pm

    Defense: Errors in SALN no reason to remove CJ

    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=788979&publicationSubCategoryId=63

    siyempre, sino ba namang abogado ang maghahangad na ipatalo ang ganito ka-high profile na kaso?

    isang paalala lang sa depensa at sa mga naniniwalang inosente si corona – HINDI ang pagkakamaling SINADYA sa kanyang SLN este, SALN ang batayan upang mapatalsik siya sa puwestong dapat ay siya MISMO ang unang rumespeto sa pagpayag na mapatalaga sa kabila ng BAN na umiiral at ayon na rin sa ating Saligang Batas. subalit, ano ang kanilajng ginawa? hindi ba’t sa dahilang alam nilang pumapabor sa kanilang magkakagrupo (maka-goyang) na samasamang itinalaga ng dating hindi naman pangulo kundi isa lamang panggulo ay walang gatol nilang sinang-ayunan? diyan pa lamang ay lumalabas na silang lahat na goyang appointees sa SC ay dapat nang mag-alsa balutan kung meron silang kahihiyan. isama na nila ang ispokswuman nilang si medusa!

  6. MPRivera - March 20, 2012 6:08 pm

    “…..puwestong dapat ay siya MISMO ang unang rumespeto sa HINDI pagpayag na mapatalaga sa PANAHON ng appointment BAN na umiiral at ayon na rin sa ating Saligang Batas…..”

  7. MPRivera - March 20, 2012 6:19 pm

    Kabilaang ‘tip’ ni Miriam

    “……..Nagbigay ng ehemplo ang senadora hinggil sa naging kaso ng isang opis­yal ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) na naging guilty lamang ng dishonesty dahil wala namang intensyon sa kanyang panig na hindi maipaliwanag ng maayos ang kanyang mga ari-arian.

    “So in Pleyto case, guilty only of simple negligence. You have your work cut out for you prose­cution panel. Show that an omission or a misdeclaration was deliberately intended by the defendant. You must show essential element of intent to commit a wrong,” diin ni Santiago. ”

    http://abante.com.ph/issue/mar2012/news02.htm

    pambihira!

    iba ang kaso ni corona doon sa kasong inihalimbawa ni brenda.

    siya mismo (brenda) ang nagpapalabas na simpleng pagkakamali lamang ang ginawa ni corona at siya din (miriam) ang gumagawa ng paraan upang ang lihim niyang kinikilingan ay maabsuwelto!

    gardemet!

  8. MPRivera - March 20, 2012 6:33 pm

    Kagyat na reporma sa hudikatura

    http://abante-tonite.com/issue/mar2012/edit_out.htm

  9. rabbit - March 20, 2012 6:34 pm

    sinu ba nasa trial nahilo ako,, si thief corona ba or un buong prosecutor team..
    paki klaro

  10. Aurore de Breizh - March 20, 2012 6:42 pm

    Why doesn’t Corona resign? “1% saying he is definitely innocent.” is saying it all.

    Corona has a very skewed way of fighting for himself. He is supposed to be in government service for heaven’s sake, not in some boxing ring where he boxes around until someone is knocked out. In any civilised nation, a little bit of delicadeza is required of people in government service especially one holding the highest position in the judiciary.

    More than ever, and whatever the outcome is of this ‘trial’, Mr Corona has lost all credibility to continue sitting or aspiring to sit again as chief justice of the Supreme Court.

    Holding the judiciary hostage by his continuing to hold on to the SC chief justice seat speaks volumes of this charlatan SC justice!

    Corona must resign and fight it out when he has done that. He just might attract a few more sympathisers to his lewd cause (whatever that is).

  11. vonjovi2 - March 20, 2012 9:59 pm

    Si Brenda ay di mo malaman kung sobrang talino or tumatanda na.
    binigyan pa niya ng tip ang mga prosecutor eh kung sana ang pag kakamali lng ni TJ ay simple at libong pesos lang ang wala sa SALN niya. Eh Milyon Milyong pesos eh. Iyan ba ay isang honest mistake ni TJ na pinapalabas ng Depensa.

    Pag hindi “Guilty” ang hatol dito ay puwedeng umangal ang mga kawani na tinanggal ng SC dahil pareho lang ang kaso nila at honest mistake ng mga magnanakaw ng gobyerno.

    Sa mga Sirador ay 100% naman buko-bo na si TJ at pag sng hatol ninyo ay not guilty ay umalis na kayo sa puwesto or baka mayroon tin kayong tagong yaman na baka maungkat.

    Ituwid ninyo ang daan ng batas natin dito at huwag hayaan mabalut-tok ng husto.

  12. parasabayan - March 21, 2012 1:50 am

    Kahit na anong law ang baligtarin ng defense, the bottom line is, alam na ng mga tao kung paano ng mga Corona kinuha ang assets ng kapamilya ni Mrs Corona yung milliones na pera ng mga kamaganak. The fact too that Corona had to employ intimidation to perpetuate this act is enough reason for me to remove him from office. Yung mga assets na yan na itinago is only secondary to me. His character and that of his wife towards the relatives tells me more. He is unfit to stay in his position!

  13. hawaiianguy - March 21, 2012 3:14 am

    Everyday it becomes clearer to me that Corona is guilty. The defense argument that everybody in govt is doing it only proves the point that he willfully lied about his SALN. He should be convicted by the Senate to teach him a lesson. The guilty verdict will also send a stern message to similar others who ride on the backs of their fellow Filipinos. Hell!

  14. Phil Cruz - March 21, 2012 7:03 am

    Only 5% believe he is innocent. That figure is the most telling. Any SC justice, especially a Chief Justice, would immediately resign. But we are talking of a Gloria-molded Chief Justice, so expect him to hang on to his crown.

    Corona’s character has been peeled layer by layer for the past several weeks and the image I see is that of a real hoodlum in robes.

  15. Phil Cruz - March 21, 2012 7:09 am

    Brenda has been talking like she owned the minds of the other senators. Who does she think she is? She acts like she was the presiding officer of the court, too.

    Laying down her standards for guilt or innocence for everybody .. the prosecutors, the defense and including all the senators. The nerve and arrogance of the deranged one.

  16. Phil Cruz - March 21, 2012 12:31 pm

    Enrile belittles surveys in this trial.

    As if the public opinion is not based on what the public sees or hears on the media that covers the trial..

    If he wants to portray Corona as a model of Jesus Christ, that’s up to him. But I hear loud snickering in the background.

  17. ricelander - March 21, 2012 10:20 pm

    Guilty…in what? Innocent… in what? There are several items on the Articles of Impeachment.

    The “…33% saying he is probably guilty…” and the “…43% cannot say whether the government official is guilty or not…” plus the “… 4% saying he is probably innocent…” should jointly form the Undecided. That’s a huge 80%.

    That would leave “…15% being certain about his guilt” and “…1% saying he is definitely innocent”. These are the Decided which clearly weigh against Corona.

    I myself would fall under ‘probably guilty’ vote if surveyed.

    They should ask: Do you favor the removal of Corona as Chief Justice? Yes or No. If yes/no, why?

  18. ricelander - March 22, 2012 9:08 am

    The survey should also be asking: Do you trust in the surveys conducted by Pulse Asia?

  19. acibig - March 25, 2012 11:38 am

    @philcruz- miriam is acting like that coz the SOME senators are intellectually challenged for their job as senator, now would you believe the surveys– this surveys the same people who gave estrada and noynoy high points— lesson ??— i will not trust the survey as they are representative of the filipino people who are not well informed and are intellectually not well equipped/ intellectually challenged, as i said , just go back to surveys of estrada and noynoy, very high, but as president both are dismal failure

  20. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 30, 2012 8:14 pm

    Surveys do not make a good leader. But they are on spot on when it comes to the choice of the people.

    If the surveys were not accurate, then no one would be paying for all those national surveys, right?

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