Sat. May 8th, 2021

About half of adult Filipinos are expecting to have a happy Christmas this year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

According to results of the latest SWS survey released on Thursday, 15 percent of adult Filipinos expect a sad Christmas, while 33 percent are expecting it to be neither happy nor sad.

Furthermore, SWS said the 50 percent of Filipinos expecting a happy Christmas this year is 12 points below the previous record-low of 62 percent in 2013, 2006, and 2005.

SWS said the record high for adults expecting a happy Christmas was at its high in 2002, or 82 percent.

“On the other hand, a new record-high 15 percent expect a sad Christmas, surpassing the previous high of 11 percent in 2011,” SWS also said.

Also, the 33 percent expecting Christmas to be neither happy nor sad is also a new record compared to the 29 percent of 2006, which was the previous record.

In terms of regions, SWS said:  “In 2020, those expecting a happy Christmas are still majorities in Mindanao (65 percent) and Visayas (57 percent), but fell to only minorities in Balance Luzon (42 percent) and Metro Manila (36 percent).”

The latest  SWS survey was conducted face-to-face and conducted from November 21 to 25. The respondents were divided as follows: 600 in Balance Luzon and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. SOVEREIGNPH

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