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.
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.
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.