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45% of Filipinos expect quality of life to get better in next 12 months

SWS noted that net personal optimism score in the survey was was +42, classified by the polling firm as "excellent"

At least 45 percent of Filipinos are optimistic that their quality of life will improve in the next 12 months, according to the latest survey done by independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The national Social Weather Survey of December 12-16, 2021 found that 45% of adult Filipinos said that their quality of life will improve (termed by SWS as “optimists”) in the next 12 months while 42% said it will stay the same, and 3% said it will worsen. The remaining 9% did not give an answer.

The result of the SWS survey was released on Monday, March 7, a day after the same group release the result of the survey on the quality of life of Filipinos in the past 12 months.




At least 40 percent of Filipinos who responded to the survey said their quality of life has worsened in the past year while 24 percent of the respondents said their lives got better and 36 percent said it remains unchanged compared to a year ago.

The national Social Weather Survey was done on December 12-16, 2021.

SWS noted that net personal optimism score in the survey was was +42, classified by the polling firm as “excellent.”

“The December 2021 net personal optimism score is 16 points above the high +26 in September 2021, and the highest since the pre-pandemic level of excellent +44 in December 2019,” the SWS said in a statement.

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The rise in the national net optimism score was due to increases in all areas, especially in Metro Manila, it said.

Net personal optimism rose by 24 points to +47 in the capital region, by 19 points to +48 in Balance Luzon, by +16 points to +46 in Mindanao and by two points to +20 in Visayas.

According to SWS, net personal optimism was higher among “gainers” than among the “unchanged” and “losers.”

The poll was conducted through face-to-face interviews. The sampling error margins are ±2.6% for national percentages and ±5.2% for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

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