34% of Filipinos said quality of life improved in past 12 months — SWS | Inquirer News

34% of Filipinos said quality of life improved in past 12 months — SWS

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 08:04 PM January 25, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-four percent of adult Filipinos believe that their quality of life improved over the past 12 months, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Wednesday showed.

The survey was conducted from December 10 to 14, 2022, with face-to-face interviews using 1,200 respondents. For the survey, there were 300 respondents each from Metro Manila, Balance Luzon (areas outside of Metro Manila), the Visayas and Mindanao.


According to the SWS Fourth Quarter 2022 Social Weather Survey, 26 percent of the respondents felt their lives worsening, while 39 percent said their lives remain “unchanged.”


A score of 20+ is “excellent”, +10 to +19 is “very high”, +1 to +9 is “high, – 9 to 0 is “fair”, –19 to –10 is “mediocre”, –29 to –20 is “low”, –39 to –30 is “very low”, –49 to –40 is “extremely low” and –50 and below is “catastrophic”, said the SWS.

The survey also showed a rise of “gainers,” or people with positive outlooks on the quality of their lives.

“The [eight] point rise in the national net gainer score between October 2022 and December 2022 was due to increases in all areas, especially in Mindanao,” said the SWS in its report.

In Metro Manila, net gainers rose from high to very high, increasing by nine points and tallying at +18. Similarly, gainers in Balance Luzon also became very high after gaining two points and a score of +10.

There was a sharp increase of gainers in Mindanao, as it went from mediocre to very high after the net score rose by 21 points, totaling to +10 points.

The SWS report added that net gainers rose in the Visayas, going from mediocre to fair after it gained nine points. However, its score is still at -4.

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Other facts that the SWS survey found was that among adults who graduated in college, net gainers fell by two points, going from an excellent ranking to a very high one. Net gainers increased for those who only graduated junior high school and elementary school.

However, net gainers were higher among people whose families were not facing hunger.

“Net gainers was a very high +10 among the ‘not hungry’ families, compared to the fair -7 among the ‘overall Hungry’, fair -4 among the Moderately Hungry, and low -21 among the ‘severely hungry’ families,” said the SWS.


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