51% of Filipino families believe they are ‘poor’ survey says

51% of Filipino families believe they are ‘poor’ survey says

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — About 51 percent of Filipino families believe they are poor while 31 percent said they are borderline and only 19 percent believe they are not poor, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Friday says.

Based on the SWS survey conducted from December 10 to 14, 2022, those who said they were poor increased compared to the survey conducted in October 2022 where only 49 percent said they were poor.

Filipinos who said they were poor reached 12.9 million in December 2022 compared to 12.6 million in October 2022.

Families who said they were borderline also increased after recording only 29 percent in October 2022, while those who said they were not poor slightly decreased from 21 percent in October 2022.

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews with 1,200 respondents nationwide. (ai/mtvn)

A homeless family in Metro Manila (Photo by Benjie Cuaresma)

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