Non project participants' survey
1. Please enter your minimum details below (sex, location and profession). You DO NOT have to include your email address. If you do, it will be kept fully confidential and only ever be used to possibly follow up on any comments or suggestions you may make in this survey.
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Response
Count
Sex
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100.0%109
Profession
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100.0%109
City or country
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100.0%109
Email Address:
49.5%54
2. Do you agree that building greater public sector transparency and accountability in the Philippines will directly help to reduce public sector corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
94.2%97
No
1.9%2
Not sure
3.9%4
3. Do you sense or do you see real progress over the past 12 months in government attempts to improve transparency and accountability and battle corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes I do
54.5%55
No I don't
35.6%36
Not sure
9.9%10
4. Do you think the current administration already has the ideal strategy in place to build greater transparency and accountability and combat corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
23.3%24
No
59.2%61
Don't know
17.5%18
5. What do you think is the reason for the current lack of an ideal Government strategy (you may choose more than one answer)
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Percent
Response
Count
Our culture makes it impossible to combat corruption
27.5%22
Lack of vision and/or practical ideas
56.3%45
Lack of political support
37.5%30
Lack of political will
67.5%54
Lack of funds to implement the necessary change
18.8%15
Concern that any real change will fail because of the power of vested interests
63.8%51
Other (please specify)
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6. Do you think this administration is able to improve transparency and accountability and reduce corruption all by itself?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
14.6%15
No
72.8%75
Not sure
12.6%13
7. To what extent does the Government need to work in partnership with other groups and sectors to seriously improve transparency and accountability and so reduce corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
To a great extent
89.0%89
To some extent
7.0%7
No need for it
1.0%1
Don't know
3.0%3
8. To what extent is the Government ALREADY working in partnership with other groups and sectors to seriously improve transparency and accountability and so reduce corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
To a great extent
5.1%5
To some extent
54.5%54
To little or no extent
29.3%29
Don't know
11.1%11
9. Which of the following is important in improving transparency and accountability and tackling corruption? (you may tick more than one box if you wish)
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
The Executive (President and his Administration)
87.9%87
The Legislature
75.8%75
The Judiciary
75.8%75
Constitutional Bodies such as COA and the Ombudsman
87.9%87
The Sandiganbayan
62.6%62
Religious Groups
48.5%48
The Media
77.8%77
Civil Society
73.7%73
Citizens' Groups
72.7%72
Don't know
1.0%1
10. Which of the following is doing a GOOD job in improving transparency and accountability and tackling corruption? (you may tick more than one box if you wish)
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Percent
Response
Count
The Executive (President and his Administration)
40.7%37
The Legislature
7.7%7
The Judiciary
6.6%6
Constitutional Bodies such as COA and the Ombudsman
23.1%21
The Sandiganbayan
3.3%3
Religious Groups
14.3%13
The Media
53.8%49
Civil Society
57.1%52
Citizens' Groups
47.3%43
Don't Know
9.9%9
11. Which of the following is doing a POOR job in improving transparency and accountability and tackling corruption? (you may tick more than one box if you wish)
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Percent
Response
Count
The Executive (President and his Administration)
43.8%42
The Legislature
74.0%71
The Judiciary
65.6%63
Constitutional Bodies such as COA and the Ombudsman
67.7%65
The Sandigabayan
52.1%50
Religious Groups
28.1%27
The Media
21.9%21
Civil Society
13.5%13
Citizens' Groups
12.5%12
Don't know
3.1%3
12. How important do you see the following groups in helping to build transparency and accountability and so combat corruption?
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 Very importantImportant Not very importantDon't knowRating
Average
Response
Count
Constitutional Bodies89.5% (85)8.4% (8)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)1.1395
Judiciary88.3% (83)8.5% (8)3.2% (3)0.0% (0)1.1594
Media71.9% (69)21.9% (21)6.3% (6)0.0% (0)1.3496
Civil Society71.6% (68)25.3% (24)3.2% (3)0.0% (0)1.3295
Religious groups44.4% (40)36.7% (33)18.9% (17)0.0% (0)1.7490
Local Citizen-driven accountability watchdog groups79.2% (76)18.8% (18)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)1.2396
13. What do you think is the best approach to building transparency and accountability and combating corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
Top (government-led) down
17.7%17
Bottom (citizenry-driven) up
5.2%5
Top down and bottom up at the same time
77.1%74
Don't know 0.0%0
14. To what extent do you agree that the more transparency and accountability can be built from the bottom up, the more sustainable and effective they will prove to be.
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Average
Response
Count
Very much agree91.1% (51)8.9% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.0956
Agree57.7% (15)30.8% (8)0.0% (0)11.5% (3)1.6526
Disagree71.4% (5)14.3% (1)0.0% (0)14.3% (1)1.577
Disagree strongly75.0% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)25.0% (1)1.754
Not sure75.0% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)25.0% (1)1.754
15. Do you agree with the statement that you don't have to be any kind of expert to help build transparency and accountability and so reduce corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
89.5%85
No
9.5%9
Not sure
1.1%1
16. Do you think ordinary citizens in the Philippines currently play an important part in improving transparency, accountability and the battle against corruption?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
78.0%71
No
15.4%14
Not sure
6.6%6
17. Do you think citizens in the Philippines COULD play a crucial role in improving transparency, accountability and the battle against corruption if given ideas, support and continual encouragement?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
98.9%93
No 0.0%0
Not sure
1.1%1
18. Do you believe the internet and social media and/or citizens’ networks can play an important part in building transparency, accountability and combating corruption?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
95.7%88
No
2.2%2
Not sure
2.2%2
19. Do you think it would be useful if there could be more local citizens' accountability groups set up in other Local Government Units around the country - and that these groups begin networking, sharing information and expertise?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
96.8%90
No
1.1%1
Not sure
2.2%2
20. Do you think it would improve transparency, accountability and the fight against corruption if media, civil society and local citizen watchdog groups around the country were to find ways of coming together and working in a structured way?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
92.4%85
No
2.2%2
Not sure
5.4%5
21. Our project has spent some time setting up local citizen watchdog and accountability groups in 4 pilot areas to monitor, report on and engage with Local Government Units on improving transparency and accountability issues. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
93.5%86
No 0.0%0
Not sure
6.5%6
22. Do you think greater public understanding of how public finances work - how and where money is raised and spent - and who decides these things – is important in helping build transparency and accountability and so combat corruption?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
97.8%90
No
1.1%1
Not sure
1.1%1
23. Is it more important to build transparency and accountability and combat corruption at the national or the local level?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
National
4.3%4
Local
5.4%5
Both are equally important
90.2%83
Don't know 0.0%0
24. Have you heard of the Philippine Public Transparency Reporting Project (Pera Natin 'To!) before being contacted by us today?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
55.4%51
No
44.6%41
25. Where did you hear about our project?
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Percent
Response
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From the media
22.0%11
From the internet/project website (www.transparencyreporting.net)
30.0%15
From family, friends or colleagues
22.0%11
From the civil society community
24.0%12
Can't remember
2.0%1
Other (please specify)
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26. How useful or effective has the project been in the following areas? (If you are not familiar with our work in any area, please tick don't know)
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 Very useful and effectivequite useful and effectiveNot very useful or effectiveDon't know, can't commentRating
Average
Response
Count
Simplifying public finance issues to help improve citizen monitoring and participation in governance46.5% (20)25.6% (11)4.7% (2)23.3% (10)2.0543
Building basic citizen literacy on public spending and accountability issues46.5% (20)23.3% (10)2.3% (1)27.9% (12)2.1243
Reporting important issue of transparency and corruption58.1% (25)18.6% (8)2.3% (1)20.9% (9)1.8643
Campaigning on issues (ie like political abuse of public projects like signages)47.6% (20)19.0% (8)9.5% (4)23.8% (10)2.1042
Setting up pilot citizens' accountability groups around the country54.8% (23)14.3% (6)2.4% (1)28.6% (12)2.0542
Working on the Open Budget Initiative to build participation in national budget preparations41.9% (18)14.0% (6)7.0% (3)37.2% (16)2.4043
Training media, CSOs and local citizens on transparency and corruption issues59.1% (26)13.6% (6)4.5% (2)22.7% (10)1.9144
Other (please specify)
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27. Do you think the project has done everything it can and should since its public launch last year, or would you like to see it continue in some way given the chance?
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Percent
Response
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The project has come to its natural end.
4.7%2
There is more the project could be doing given the chance.
95.3%41
28. Please tell us about anything you thought we did particularly well, or particularly badly.
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29. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. If you have any further comments or suggestions, please write them here.
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