Forty-six 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 1,500 adult Filipinos who participated in the pollster’s quality-of-life survey, only four percent believed their lives would get worse in the next 12 months.

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

The remaining 11 percent did not give an answer.

The survey was conducted from June 26 to 29, the twilight days of the Duterte administration.

The SWS has assessed Filipinos’ quality of life 145 times since April 1984.

Out of the 145 surveys, the net personal optimism score was negative only 11 times, reaching a historic low of -19 in May 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, the SWS said.

“It has since trended back upwards but still has not reached pre-pandemic levels,” the pollster added. John Ezekiel J. Hirro