Self-rated poor families at 45 percent – SWS

Pia Lee-Brago - The Philippine Star
Self-rated poor families at 45 percent � SWS
Residents walk around their neighborhood in Muelle de Binondo, Manila on July 11, 2023.
STAR / Ernie Penaredondo

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-five percent of Filipino families rate themselves as poor, according to the latest national Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

The results of the survey conducted from June 28 to July 1 were released yesterday, a day before President Marcos’ second State of the Nation Address.

The SWS said the survey items reported in the poll were non-commissioned.

The survey also found 33 percent of the respondents rating themselves as borderline (by placing themselves on a horizontal line dividing poor and not poor), and 22 percent rated themselves as “hindi mahirap” or not poor.

“This is a recovery compared to March 2023 when poor families were at 51 percent, borderline families at 30 percent, and not poor families at 19 percent,” SWS said.

On self-rated food poverty, based on the type of food eaten by their families, SWS said the June 2023 survey found 34 percent of families rating themselves as food-poor, 38 percent rating themselves as food borderline (by placing themselves on the horizontal line dividing food-poor and not food-poor), and 29 percent rating themselves not food-poor.

In March 2023, the survey found 39 percent of families were food-poor, 35 percent were food borderline, and 26 percent not food-poor.

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