Forty-five percent of Filipinos are optimistic for a better quality of life in the next 12 months, results of a nationwide survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

Of the 1,440 adult Filipinos who participated in the pollster’s quality-of-life survey, only three percent believed their lives would get worse in the next 12 months.

Forty-two percent thought their lives would see no changes in the next year.

The remaining nine percent did not give an answer.

The survey was conducted from Dec. 12-16, 2021, before the Omicron variant caused a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

The Philippines has since breached its target of vaccinating 70 percent of its target population.

The government has started easing restrictions in areas with low risk for Covid-19. Thirty-nine areas are under Alert Level 1 until March 15.

As of March 6, the Philippines has 48,793 active Covid-19 cases. John Ezekiel J. Hirro