More than a quarter of Pinoys expect that their lives will get better in the next 12 months, a point higher than the results of one conducted last March, according to the Social Weather Stations survey.
In a non-commissioned poll conducted on June 3-6, some 1,200 respondents from Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao were asked to pick an answer between “Will be better” or “Will be worse” to the question “In your opinion, what will be the quality of your life in the coming 12 months?”
With a margin of error of ±3% for national percentages and ±6% for area percentages, the poll revealed that at least 36 percent (categorized as “very high”) of the respondents are optimistic that life will be better while nine percent believed otherwise.
By class, net optimism is highest among those in Class A, B, and C (39 percent) followed by Class D (29 percent), and Class E (17 percent). Respondents from NCR and Luzon meanwhile posted a higher percentage of optimism at 15 each while those from Visayas posted 12 and in Mindanao, 11, SWS bared Monday.
For the expected change in the country’s economy, 29 percent said PH will be seeing better days, as opposed to the 16 percent who said the economy only grow worse.
Of the said figures, optimism increased by two points higher than the March 2011 data of 27 percent, while pessimists decreased from 24 to 16 percent.
Those from Class ABC and D registered higher net optimism on the economy (14 percent) compared to those from Class E (11 percent).
The result of the survey was first posted in SWS’s partner publication, Business World.