Pulse Asia survey: 91% of Filipinos hopeful for 2021

A survey revealed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and strong typhoons that devastated the country, 91 percent of Filipinos would still face the year 2021 with hope.

“[Over] 38% of Filipino adults opine that this year’s holiday season will be less prosperous for their families while only 8% are looking forward to a more prosperous celebration this year,” it said.

“Despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and other concerns, Filipinos have a positive attitude as far as the year ahead is concerned, with 91% saying they will face the new year with hope,” it added.

This nationwide survey is based on a sample of 2,400 representative adults 18 years old and above. It has a ± 2% error margin at the 95% confidence level. Subnational estimates for each of the geographic areas covered in the survey (i.e., Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) have a ± 4% error margin, also at a 95% confidence level.

The Pulse Asia survey also said that according to 55% of Filipino adults, this year’s Christmas season will be the same for their families as the one they had a year ago. In particular, 36% expect the coming Christmas season to be as prosperous as last year for their families while 18% say otherwise.

Pulse Asia survey: 91% of Filipinos hopeful for 2021

Meanwhile, 38% of Filipino adults opine that this year’s holiday season will be less prosperous for their families while only 8% are looking forward to a more prosperous celebration this year.

The majority assessment among Metro Manilans (60%), those in the rest of Luzon (60%), Visayans (55%), and those belonging to Classes ABC and D (62% and 55%, respectively) is one of no difference in their families’ holiday season this year compared to the previous year.

However, in Mindanao and Class E, essentially the same percentages either share this view (41% and 48%, respectively) or expect a less prosperous holiday season for their families this year (48% and 47%, respectively).

In October, reported 91 percent of Filipinos approved of President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance in addressing the COVID-19 crisis in the country.

The survey revealed that 9 out of 10 Filipinos, or 91%, approved Duterte’s performance while 5 percent disapproved, and the remaining 5 percent were undecided.