Seven out of 10 Filipinos are supportive of the national ID system, a recent Social Weather Stations survey showed.
Asked "Sa pangkalahatan, sumasang-ayon po ba kayo o hindi sumasang-ayon sa pagkakaroon ng national ID system sa Pilipinas?", 73 percent of respondents said they approve (46 percent approve, and 27 percent somewhat approve).
Eighteen percent, meanwhile, said they disapprove (8 percent strongly disapprove, 10 percent somewhat disapprove).
This results in a net approval score of +55 (73 percent approve less 18 percent disapprove), which is "extremely strong" under the SWS classification.
Nine percent, on the other hand said they don't know, or provided no answer.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed into law the proposed national identification system.
A priority legislation of the government, the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act seeks to harmonize, integrate, and interconnect the countless and redundant government IDs.
The survey was conducted face-to-face on June 27-30, 2018 among 1,200 adults spread equally in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Sampling error margins are ±3 percent for national percentages, and ±6 percent for each region. —KG, GMA News