Optimism down but more Pinoys say lives better: SWS

Posted at 05/26/14 10:07 AM

MANILA - A new Social Weather Stations survey reveals that while more Pinoys believe their lives have improved, there is still an overall dip in personal optimism in the past quarter.

The SWS survey conducted last March 27-30 showed that 26% of Filipinos said their lives improved over the last 12 months, which is higher than the 23% who answered the same in the December survey.

Similarly, the survey showed that 32% of Pinoys said their lives worsened over the past year. This is lower than the 37% recorded last December.

The SWS said 38% of respondents said they expect the quality of their lives to become better, compared to 9% who said otherwise. This rounds off to a net personal optimism of +29, which is lower than the +33 recorded last December.

The survey results were first published in Businessworld.

The survey revealed that net personal optimism fell by six percentage points in Metro Manila to 29%.

It also fell by seven points in Balance Luzon to +32.

By socioeconomic class, net personal optimism among Class ABC respondents went up 14 points to +40.

It also stayed high in Class E, up three points to +27, but fell among Class D respondents to +29. With a report from Businessworld