46% of Filipino adults believe that the economy will be better in the next 2 months, according to a latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

The survey, conducted from April 19 to 27 and released last Sunday, showed that 28% of Filipinos said the economy will remain constant while 6% said it will intensify over the same period. 

The same survey found an “excellent” Net Economic Optimism score of +40 from its respondents.  The highest was in Balance Luzon (+46), followed by Metro Manila (+43), Mindanao (+43), and Visayas (+18).

“The latest Net Economic Optimism score is 4 points below the excellent +44 in December 2021. It used to be mediocre -9 in July 2020, mediocre -5 in September 2020, and high +24 in November 2020, during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic,” SWS said.

The latest SWS survey conducted face-to-face interviews with 1,440 adults nationwide. Among the said respondents, 360 were each from Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The survey also had sampling error margins of ±2.6% for national percentages and ±5.2% for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.


Ronald Espartinez