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SWS: ‘Record-high’ number of Pinoys say they’re ‘happy’ or ‘satisfied’

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 09:40 PM March 20, 2018

Happiness is in the air for a “record-high” number of Filipinos – at least according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from Dec. 8 to 16, 2017.

Based on the survey, 94 percent of Filipino adults said they were “very/fairly happy,” while 92 percent said they were “very/fairly satisfied.”

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“This is 4 points above the 90% very/fairly happy in September 2017, and 3 points above the previous record of 92% in June 1996,” the SWS said in a media release on Tuesday.

For the “very/fairly satisfied,” the SWS said it was “4 points above the September 2017 score of 88%, and 2 points above the previous record of 90% in September 2016. It has been scoring at the upper 80s since September 2014.”

Mindanao had the most number of “happy” Filipinos with 96 percent, followed by Luzon with 95 percent, Visayas with 94 percent, and Metro Manila with 90 percent.

Luzon had the most number of “satisfied” Filipinos with 94 percent, followed by Metro Manila with 93 percent, Mindanao with 91 percent, and Visayas with 89 percent.

Happiness and satisfaction were also most evident among Filipinos who have had formal education.

The polling body said happiness was at 97 percent among high school graduates, 94 percent among college graduates, 92 percent among elementary graduates and 90 percent among non-elementary graduates.

It added that satisfaction was at 94 percent among college graduates as well as high school graduates, 91 percent among elementary graduates and 90 percent among non-elementary graduates.

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults, aged 18 years old and above, nationwide.

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It has a margin of error of ±3% nationwide, ±4% for Luzon, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao, the SWS said. /atm

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