- Majority of the Filipinos keep their hopes alive for next years
- The number is slightly higher than last year’s survey
- Respondents from NCR and among Class ABC are the most hopeful
MANILA, Philippines – Majority of the Filipinos are looking forward to the coming year with hopes intact, this was according to the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted barely three weeks before 2015 ends.
Among the 1,800 respondents surveyed nationwide during the period December 4 to 11, 89 % have said they remain hopeful for next year. The number is slightly higher compared to last year’s 88 percent.
Meanwhile, 11 percent could not decide whether they will face 2016 with hope or without hope. Only 1 percent flatly said they don’t have any hope at all.
Respondents from the National Capital Region (NCR) are the most hopeful (95 %) followed by Balance of Luzon (89 %), Mindanao (88 %) and Visayas (85 %).
Hope for a better year is also a predominant sentiment among Class ABC with 92%, followed by Class D (89 %) and Class E (86 %).
The respondents, who are registered voters and aged above 18 years old, were asked the question: “Will you face the coming year with hope, may be with/may be without hope, or without hope?”
The Pulse Asia yearender poll has a margin of error of +/- 2 % with 95% confidence level.
The year 2015 has seen a number of natural calamities that brought destruction to some parts of the country such as Typhoons Lando and Nona.
In January, the Aquino administration became the subject of public outrage over the botched Mamasapano encounter that killed 44 members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) in Maguindanao, just days after Pope Francis visited the country.
Towards the end of the year, the government is rocked again by controversies like thebalikbayan box and the tanim-bala scandals which angered many sectors of the society.
The negative feelings towards the government notwithstanding, the survey once again showed the positive attitude and optimism of the Filipino spirit amid hardships and struggles.