November 30, 2005 · Posted in: In the News
ALTHOUGH majority of Filipinos remain hopeful about the country, the number of those who feel the Philippines is a hopeless case has substantially leapt from 11 percent last July to 23 percent in October of this year, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed.
The number of Filipinos who expressed an intention to migrate has also risen from 26 percent to 33 percent over the same period. The sentiment is expressed chiefly by the urbanites, class ABC, the 18- to 24-year-olds and those with some college preparation or completed college.
The October 2005 levels for hopelessness and intention to migrate are the highest figures recorded for the two series since these were started in 2002, according to Pulse Asia.
With Christmas a few weeks away, only two in 10 Filipinos say the coming holiday season will be more prosperous for their family compared to last year.
However, seven in every 10 still look forward to the new year with hope.
Pulse Asia administered the survey to 1,200 adult respondents from Oct. 15 to 27. Read the full text of the survey results.