Pulse: Filipinos most concerned about economic-related issues
Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - September 27, 2015 - 9:30pm

MANILA, Philippines - Most Filipinos consider two economic-related issues - inflation and workers' pay - as the most urgent national concerns, according to a Pulse Asia survey released last week.

The survey showed that 47 percent of Filipinos are most concerned with the country's inflation while 46 percent are concerned with workers' pay.

Corruption in government (39 percent), employment (36 percent) and poverty (35 percent) are among the second cluster of national issues deemed urgent by Filipinos.

The third group of urgent national issues include peace (21 percent), criminality (20 percent), rule of law (16 percent) and environmental destruction (15 percent).

The survey also showed that Filipinos are least concerned about rapid population growth (9 percent), national territorial integrity (7 percent), charter change (4 percent) and terrorism (4 percent).

Workers' pay, employment and inflation are the only issues considered urgent by majorities across geographic areas and socio-economic classes.

 

National Concerns Location Class
Overall NCR Luzon Visayas Mindanao ABC D E
Controlling inflation 47 42 45 47 53 40 46 52
Improving/increasing the pay of workers 46 53 46 42 45 48 46 46
Fighting garft and corruption in government 39 40 38 33 44 43 42 31
Creating more jobs 36 37 34 51 26 32 35 41
Reducing poverty of many Filipinos 35 31 36 35 36 30 34 38
Increasing peace in the country 21 15 19 21 29 13 22 21
Fighting criminality 20 26 18 18 22 29 19 21
Enforcing the law on all, whether influential or ordinary people 16 18 16 12 20 19 16 15
Stopping the destruction and abuse of our environment 15 13 16 18 12 12 18 9
Controlling fast population growth 9 9 13 8 4 18 10 5
Defending integrity of Philippine territory against foreigners 7 10 9 4 3 8 6 9
Changing the Constitution 4 2 4 5 3 1 4 5
Preparing to successfully face any kind of terrorism 4 3 4 6 3 6 3 6

 

The survey was conducted from May 30 to June 5 using face-to-face interviews among 1,200 respondents who are 18 years old and above.

The respondents were asked which issues that the current administration should immediately address. They were allowed to have multiple response, up to three answers.

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