According to SWS, published by BusinessWorld, Filipinos’s net personal optimism rating is +29, down from September 2011’s rating at 30+ with 37 percent of the responded upbeat about the next 12 months. In contrast, eight percent are pessimistic, also a drop from 9 percent in September.
The same survey, conducted from December 3 to 7, 2011, also showed that 30 percent of the respondents said they felt hopeful about the country’s economy while 16 percent were not hopeful.
However, the number of those saying their lives had improved in the last 12 months had slightly declined to 22 percent from 26 percent in the September survey.
Net personal optimism remained “very high” in Metro Manila and in Balance Luzon, unchanged from three months earlier.
The score, meanwhile, fell in the Visayas to a “fair” +17 from September’s “high” +24. A one-point dip to +25, still “high,” was recorded in Mindanao.
Net optimism improved among the class D and stayed at “very high” among the ABC classes.
The December 2011 SWS survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, the Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao with sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages and ±6 percent for area percentages.