73% of Filipinos expect a happy Christmas in 2022 — SWS survey

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 12/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The number of Filipinos expecting a “happy” Christmas in 2022 has increased compared to the previous year, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday. In its survey, just two days…

Is workers’ well-being progressing?

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2022

Last week, I argued for a very simple, reliable, and practical indicator of Progress, with a capital P: Progress is a situation when more people say that their Quality of Life got better, than say it got…

Poverty seen from below

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 08/13/2022

The scale of poverty as seen from below, by the people, is very much larger than as seen from above, by the bureaucracy. Nearly half of household heads in the nation rate their families as Mahirap (Poor),…

More Filipinos anticipate a happy Christmas in 2021 – SWS survey

John Eric Mendoza 12/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are expecting a “happy” Christmas this year, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Christmas Eve. SWS said that 65 percent of Filipinos expect a happy Christmas, which is…

11.9 million jobless Filipinos in September – SWS

Inquirer Research 12/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — About 11.9 million Filipinos were found jobless in September amid the worst surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 24.8 percent of the labor force…

Majority of Filipinos say Duterte VP bid violates Constitution

Zacarian Sarao 09/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty percent of Filipinos said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s vice presidential candidacy “violates the intention of the Constitution,” while only 39 percent wanted him to run. Meanwhile, the remaining 1 percent did not give…

Quality of life worse for 49% of Pinoys – SWS survey

Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly half of adult Filipinos said their quality of life had gotten worse in the past year while over a third remain optimistic about the next 12 months, according to the latest Social Weather…

69% of Filipinos believe worst of pandemic is over, SWS survey says

Consuelo Marquez 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-nine percent of Filipinos believed that the worst is already behind them with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, which infected a total of 543,282 people nationwide. In its poll results on Thursday, February 11,…

SWS: More families see themselves ‘borderline food-poor’ compared to 2019

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 12/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families have rated themselves as “borderline food-poor” compared to previous surveys in 2019, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed on Monday. From just 28 percent of families who believe they were…

SWS: 4% of PH households still have no toilets; 6% share facilities

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are still four percent of households in the country without any toilets while another six percent have to share toilets with other households, a survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. According…

46% of Pinoys – or 27.3 million – jobless; more layoffs feared

Jovic Yee, Julie Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa, Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Joblessness among Filipino adults rose to a 12-year high in July, as 27.3 million found themselves without a job during a pandemic, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Conducted from July…

SWS: Around 3.5M adult Filipinos got stranded in July due to quarantine

Catherine Gonzales 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 3.5 million adult Filipinos got stranded by community quarantine rules due to the coronavirus disease pandemic, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey conducted from July…

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