Almost half of Filipinos surveyed by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said that their quality of life got worse compared to a year ago.
The survey held from June 23 to 26 showed that 49 percent of those polled said their quality of life deteriorated, 18 percent said that it got better and 33 percent said it stayed the same.
This resulted in a net gainers score of -31 percent, classified by SWS as very low. This was 7 points higher than the net gainers score in May 2021.
The trend also showed “continuing recovery from the catastrophic levels of -78 in May 2020, -72 in July 2020, and -76 in September 2020, the pollster said.
Moreover, 37 percent of the respondents of the survey said that they believe that their quality of life will improve in the next twelve months, 7 percent said that it will worsen, and 42 percent said that it will stay the same. The remaining 14 percent did not give an answer.
This resulted in a +30 net personal optimism score, which is 6 points higher than in May 2021, but 5 points below the +35 in November 2020.
SWS surveyed 1,200 respondents nationwide using face-to-face interviews. The survey has an error margin of ±3 percent.