SWS: Less than half of Pinoys believe their quality of life will improve next year

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 24) — Less than half of Filipino adults are optimistic that their quality of life will improve in the next 12 months, according to a survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The poll found 44% of respondents as “optimists”, with 39% saying their life will stay the same, and four percent saying it will worsen. The remaining 13% refused to answer the survey.

The Net Personal Optimism score is +39, which the SWS classified as “very high.” This is three points below the excellent +42 in December 2021 and five points below the +44 recorded before the pandemic, in December 2019.

The SWS conducted the survey on April 19-27, 2022 among 1,440 adults, 360 each from Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao, through a face-to-face interview.

The sampling error margins are ±2.6% for national percentages and ±5.2% for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas, and Mindanao, the SWS said.

Meanwhile, about a third of Filipinos think their quality of life worsened compared to 12 months ago, a separate SWS survey released last week stated.