Polls on Filipinos' state of happiness, wellbeing 2019
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August 3, 2019

The Social Weather Stations says in its latest survey that most Filipinos believe they are free to say anything they want even if it is opposes the administration.

The poll, conducted from June 22 to 26, 2019, found 59% percent of Filipino adults who agreed with the statement, "I can say anything I want, openly and without fear, even if it is against the administration."

On the other hand, 18% disagreed with the statement, and 23% are undecided.

July 25, 2019

A new Social Weather Stations poll finds that fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months. 

The June 2019 survey showed that the net personal optimists score (% optimists minus % pessimists, correctly rounded) is down at +42, classified by SWS as Excellent, 5 points lower than the +47 in March. 

Similarly, fewer Filipinos believe their lives improved in the last 12 months with a net score of +13, classified by SWS as Very High, 4 points lower than the +17 in March. 

The poll was conducted from June 22-26, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It has sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

June 12, 2019

Filipinos are among the most frugal travellers, a Picodi poll reveals, spending around P13,171 ($252) per person on a holiday.

The most frugal tourists, however, come from Indonesia and Pakistan, spending $207 and $191, respectively.

Australians spend the most money on holidays with $1,505 per holiday. They are followed by tourists from Hong Kong and Finland who spend $1,021 and $897, respectively.

Picodi surveyed over 20,000 respondents from 41 countries in April and May 2019.

May 24, 2019

A new poll by the Social Weather Stations finds that 38% of adult Filipinos said their lives improved in the last 12 months. On the other hand, 21% said their lives worsened.

The survey also shows that 50% of Filipinos are expecting their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months while 4% think it will get worse.

The Q1 survey was conducted on March 28-31, 2019 using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adults nationwide: 360 each in Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao. It has sampling error margins of ±2.6% for national percentages, and ±5% each for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao.


April 30, 2019

A Pew Research Center global poll shows Filipinos are happy with the state of democracy in the country with 69% saying they are satisfied with the way democracy is working in the Philippines.

The Philippines along with other countries surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region tend to be satisfied with how democracy is working in their countries, the poll finds.

The satisfaction rate, however, varies as across 27 countries surveyed, a median of 51% are dissatisfied with the way their democracy is functioning, compared with 45% who are satisfied.

Results for the survey are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of D3 Systems, Inc., Kantar Public UK, Kantar Public Korea and Langer Research Associates. The results are based on national samples unless otherwise noted.

April 10, 2019

Poverty incidence among families stood at 16.1% in the first half of 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority reports.

Meanwhile, 16 out of 100 families were poor in the first semester of 2018. During the same period last year, a family of five needed around P10,481 per month to meet their minimum basic food and non-food needs.

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