SWS: Fewer Filipinos believe their quality of life will improve in next 12 months

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About 33% of Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) — About 33% of Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

SWS said the poll conducted from Sept. 12 to 16 also found that 7% were pessimistic about their quality of life while 45% of the respondents believe theirs will remain the same. The rest did not provide an answer.

This resulted in a Net Personal Optimism score of +26, which is classified as "high", according to SWS. But it is four points lower than the "very high" +30 from the previous survey in June.

The drop in overall net optimism was due to a 10-point decline in both Metro Manila (from +34 to +24) and Balance Luzon (+38 to +28), SWS added. Meanwhile, Mindanao's optimism score rose by six points (+24 to +30), and the Visayas by three (+15 to +18).

SWS said a net optimism score of +40 and up is classified as excellent, between +30 to +39 is very high, between +20 to +29 is high, and between +10 to +19 is fair.

The third quarter 2021 survey was done through face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

The sampling error margins are ±3% for national percentages and ±6% for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.