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SWS: 31% of Filipinos say their quality of life worsened

/ 08:36 PM September 14, 2022
SWS: 31% of Filipinos say their quality of life worsened

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MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-one percent of adult Filipinos have found that their quality of life has worsened in the past 12 months, according to a survey that the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Wednesday.

This survey was conducted from June 26 to 29, becoming the last survey conducted under the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte.

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The SWS referred to Filipinos whose lives worsened as the “losers,” while those 29 percent whose lives improved were the “gainers.” Meanwhile, the 39 percent whose lives remained the same were dubbed as “unchanged.”

The higher the Net Gainers are, the better the perceived quality of life is. In terms of area, Luzon and Metro Manila had a high amount of Net Gainers, leading to having a “high” classification. Meanwhile, Mindanao was classified as “fair” and Visayas was classified as “mediocre.”

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The historical distribution of Net Gainers. “Excellent” classification is given if Net Gainers are 20+ and above. Photo from SWS. 

The historical distribution of Net Gainers. “Excellent” classification is given if Net Gainers are 20+ and above. (Photo from SWS)

Data from the SWS survey also showed that hunger was greater among “losers” compared to “gainers” and the “unchanged” with 14.9% of respondents experiencing involuntary hunger.

READ: Filipino families who experienced hunger slightly down in Q2 2022 — SWS survey

In terms of education, college and junior high school graduates were classified under “high,” elementary graduates were classified under “fair,” and non-elementary graduates were classified under “mediocre.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the data, as drastic deterioration began during lockdowns.

“The Net Gainer score was generally negative until 2015 when it rose to positive numbers until the drastic deterioration beginning with the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. It has since trended back upwards but still has not reached the positive range,” said the SWS in the study.

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