The number of Filipino adults who believe that the worse is cover for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has decreased, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from April 28 to May 2.
In February, an SWS survey showed 69 percent of adult Filipinos believed the worst is over for the Covid-19 pandemic, but this decreased to 50 percent based on its latest survey.
Furthermore, the number of those who believe that there is something worse ahead increased from 31 percent in November 2020 to 49 percent in May 2021 — just eight percentage points shy of the 57 percent recorded in July 2020.
Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed are also worried about getting infected, which is slightly lower compared to the 91 percent logged in November 2020.
“The percentage of those a great deal/somewhat worried about catching Covid-19 stays highest in the Visayas (92 percent), followed by Mindanao (90 percent), Balance Luzon (88 percent), and Metro Manila (85 percent),” SWS noted.
“Compared to November 2020, worry about catching Covid-19 stayed at 85 percent in Metro Manila, while it barely moved from 89 percent in Balance Luzon. It fell slightly from 96 percent in the Visayas and 95 percent in Mindanao,” it added.
Notably, the latest SWS survey covering 1,200 adults equally distributed nationwide was conducted before Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal and Laguna were placed under a strict quarantine as Covid-19 cases spiked in those areas. SOVEREIGNPH