29% of Filipinos say quality of life improved from last year

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 30) — At least 29% of Filipinos said their quality of life improved compared to last year, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed.

The survey also showed that 25% of Filipinos said their quality of life got worse, while 46% of the respondents said it has remained the same.

According to the poll, Filipinos who said their quality of lives improved and were dubbed as "gainers" scored 3 points below the +8 (high) in December 2022.

READ: SWS: 34% of Filipinos say their lives got better in 2022

However, the SWS said it is still 13 points below the pre-pandemic level of +18 (very high) in December 2019.

"The Net Gainer score was generally negative until 2015, when it rose to positive numbers until the drastic deterioration beginning with the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns," the SWS said.

"It has since trended back upwards but still has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels," it added.

The recent survey also found out that the gainers were at high levels among non-hungry families (+5) and mediocre (-18) among severely hungry families.

But compared to last year, the gainers score from non-hungry families was down from +10 to +5.

The SWS said it also fell from very high (+18) to high (+2) in Metro Manila compared to 2022.

The numbers also decreased in Mindanao and Visayas by 4 and 10 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, the gainers stayed very high in Balance Luzon, up by 2 points from +10 in 2022 to +12.

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide.

SWS said its sampling error margins are ±2.8% for national percentages, ±5.7% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.