Ninety-one percent of Filipinos will enter the new year with hope rather than fear, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Tuesday showed.

The 91-percent mark was five points lower than the 96 percent recorded in 2019. It was also the lowest since the 89-percent reading in 2009, the SWS noted.

Seven percent of Filipinos will enter the New Year with fear, up three points from four percent in 2019.

The survey was conducted from Nov. 21 to 25.

The respondents were asked: “Is it with hopes or with fears that you enter the coming year?”

Results of an earlier SWS survey showed that more than 60 percent of Filipinos thought their quality of life worsened amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected 471,526 Filipinos as of Dec. 29. John Ezekiel J. Hirro