37% of adult Filipinos expect better life in the next 12 months — SWS

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 23)— Less than half of Filipinos expect their lives to improve in the next 12 months, results from a recent survey by independent Social Weather Stations show.

The survey, conducted from June 23 to 26 and released on Friday, found that 37% of adult Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next year. Seven percent meanwhile said it will worsen, while 42% said it will remain unchanged.

The remaining 14% did not provide an answer, SWS said.

This translates to a net optimism score of +30, up six points from the +24 logged in May 2021, but five points below the +35 recorded in November last year.

“Still, the last three surveys show a continuing recovery from historic lows of -19 in May 2020 and -10 in July 2020,” SWS said in its report.

SWS said this improvement can be attributed to the rise in optimism scores in Balance Luzon (+12 points) and in Metro Manila (+five points).

The nationwide poll was conducted through face-to-face interviews and included a sample of 1,200 adults.

SWS said the survey had a ±3% error margin, and ±6% for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.