AT least 95 p.c of Filipinos will welcome the New Yr with hope, the most recent survey of the Social Climate Stations (SWS) confirmed.
“That is two factors above the 93 p.c recorded in 2021 and just like the pre-Covid-19 96 p.c in 2019,” the SWS mentioned.
Based mostly on the survey performed from December 10 to 14, 2022, solely 5 p.c of the respondents mentioned that they may begin the 2023 with concern, down by 2 factors from the 7 p.c in 2020 and 2021.
The share of those that enter the New Yr with hope relatively than concern was larger amongst those that anticipated a pleased Christmas with 97 p.c and those that anticipated neither a pleased nor unhappy Christmas, 91 p.c, and those that anticipated a tragic Christmas, 87 p.c.
Seventy-four p.c of the respondents mentioned they may change to raised themselves in the brand new yr whereas 20 p.c answered they’d not change something and the remaining 6 p.c didn’t reply.
“Of these planning to alter for the higher in 2023, 31 p.c talked about resolutions associated to well being, similar to bettering general well being (9 p.c), stopping/lessening ingesting (7 p.c), having a more healthy weight loss program (4 p.c), stopping/lessening unhealthy vices (4 p.c), stopping/lessening smoking (3 p.c), exercising/being extra energetic (1 p.c), having a more healthy life-style (1 p.c) and recovering from sickness (1 p.c). Two p.c gave different health-related private modifications (weight administration, enough sleep, bodily checkups),” it added.
The pollster mentioned 16 p.c plan to give attention to their funds, similar to discovering a job/beginning a livelihood (5 p.c), working more durable (5 p.c), saving cash (3 p.c) and never borrowing cash anymore (1 p.c), amongst others (spending habits, fee of money owed, incomes extra wealth, and so forth.).
Hope for the approaching New Yr rose from 93 p.c to 97 p.c in Steadiness Luzon, and from 90 p.c to 95 p.c within the Visayas.
It fell barely from 95 p.c to 93 p.c in Metro Manila, whereas it stayed at 93 p.c in Mindanao, the SWS mentioned.
The survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults with error margins of ±2.5 p.c for nationwide percentages, ±5.7 p.c every for Metro Manila, Steadiness Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.