A recent survey showed that majority of Filipinos still believe the country is headed in the right direction amid the global economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The survey conducted by Singapore-based firm PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. showed that 26 percent of the 1,500 respondents it surveyed believe the country is headed in the right direction, while another 32 percent believed the country maybe headed in the right direction.
Only 6.7 percent said the country is definitely heading in the wrong direction and another 10.7 percent said it maybe headed in the wrong direction.
“Even with the global slowdown of 2020 and a stop-and-go move in 2021 because of the resurgence of Covid-19, most Filipinos are expressing optimism that the country is headed in the right direction at 26 percent, with a maybe headed in the right direction garnering 32 percent,” the survey firm said in a statement.
However, the youngest and older people surveyed believed the country was heading in the wrong direction.
“While the youngest (18 to 24 years old) and old (60 and above) age groups have indicated the country to be headed in the wrong direction, which the opposite is true among those aged 30 to 49,” the survey said.
However, across all income brackets, Filipinos believe that the country is headed in the right direction – although a portion of the upper income brackets believe the opposite.
The survey firm covered a nationwide purposive sampling survey comprised of 1,500 respondents, and claimed that its survey is independent and non-commissioned.