MORE Filipinos have ‘very high’ optimism level under the Duterte administration as they anticipate an improved quality of life and better economy in the next 12 months, the latest Social Weather Stations survey revealed.
The September 2016 survey, with 1,200 respondents, revealed Filipinos’ personal optimism posted a score of +43, with more respondents feeling their lives would improve in the year ahead.
Net optimism about the economy, on the other hand, scored +44 as more respondents foresee the better improvement in the economy in general.
The Palace welcomed this latest survey as it took note of so-called ‘very high net gainers’ (+19), or those who believed that their personal quality of life had changed compared to 12 months ago.’
“This is a record-high from the previous +11 in March 1987,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.
“These encouraging numbers are consistent with the findings, also from SWS, that showed a decline in the number of families rating themselves as poor/mahirap. They affirm the Duterte Administration is on the right track in its fight against drugs and crime while pursuing a 10-point socioeconomic program,” he added.