A latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed almost half of adult Filipinos saying their quality of life worsened in the past 12 months.
But the same survey showed a third of adult Filipinos were optimistic on the next 12 months.
Conducted from June 23 to 26, the SWS survey showed 49 percent of Filipinos believed their quality of life worsened compared to last year while 18 percent said it got better. Meanwhile, 33 percent said their quality of life remained the same.
Overall, the result was a net gainers score of “very low” -31 (gainers minus losers), which, however, is an improvement over the “very low” -38 in May. In May 2020, or the height of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the SWS survey logged a “catastrophic” score of –78.
The same survey showed 37 percent of Filipinos were “optimists” or expected their quality of life to improve over the next 12 months, while 7 percent thinking otherwise, or believe their quality of life will worsen.
Furthermore, 42 percent said their quality of life will remain the same while 14 percent did not give an answer.Like all SWS surveys, the latest one covered 1,200 respondents.