Fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released last June 1 showed.
The SWS survey, held on March 26 to 29, found that 45 percent of the respondents were optimistic that their life will get better within a year.
The latest figure is lower by four points from 49 percent obtained in the same survey held in December 2022.
Meanwhile, 42 percent of the respondents believe that life will remain the same, six percent predict it will get worse, while the remaining seven percent did not give an answer.
According to SWS, the net personal optimism between December 2022 to March 2023 has decreased in all areas, specifically:
- Metro Manila: +49 to +45
- Balance Luzon (areas outside of Metro Manila): +43 to +37
- Visayas: +37 to +27.
- Mindanao: +48 to +47
The poll was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide. It has a sampling margin of error of ±2.8% for national percentages, ±5.7% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
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