SWS says 86% of Pinoys still have positive outlook on life

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SWS says 86% of Pinoys still have positive outlook on life
SWS study says 86% of Pinoys still have a positive outlook on life. (Image from Pinoy Thaiyo)

Social Weather Station (SWS) study revealed that 86% of Pinoys still have a positive outlook on life despite different issues the country is facing every day.

SWS conducted its Anamnestic Comparative Self-Assessment (ACSA) to 1,440 Filipinos, ages 18 and older, from 16th to 19th December 2018.

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In the study, it was reported that 86% of Filipinos gave positive ratings in their current lives, 4% were neutral while 10% rated negative.

Positive scores ranged from +1 to +5, 0 were neutral while -1 to -5 were negative.

Combining all the points and dividing by the total number, it is +2.60 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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More Pinoys were positive in December 2017 at 87%, 6% neutral while 7% negative.

The mean ACSA rating of the Philippines was higher in 2017 at +2.82.

It is also noteworthy in the study that those who identify themselves as poor are more negative than those who are not poor (non-poor).

ACSA mean results were +2.36 for the poor while +2.83 for the poor.

The poor (+2.42) and the non-poor (+3.12) were more positive in 2017.

Those who experienced hunger in 2018 (+1.96) seem to be more negative than those who were hungry in 2017 (+2.38).

The mean ACSA scores of the middle-to-upper ABC classes were highest at +2.97, followed by class D at +2.71.

Mean ACSA scores were lowest at class E, or poorest, at +1.90.

In December 2018, it was reported that women were more positive (+2.63) than men (+2.57).

The ACSA scale was first developed by Belgian Oncologist Dr. Jan Bernheim as a measure of the “well-being” of recovering cancer patients.

Also read: Amid spiraling prices, more than half of Filipinos now believe they are poor

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