Filipinos are Full of Hope for a Brighter 2017

Nearly all filipinos will welcome the New Year full of hope.

A latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results show that many Filipinos are full of hope for new year 2017.

The results of the December 3-6 SWS survey reveal that 95 percent of adult Filipinos are entering 2017 with hope than with fear and only five percent are still have fears for the coming year.

The survey was participated in by 1,500 adult Filipinos nationwide, of whom 600 are in Balance Luzon and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao.

It has sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages.

SWS said the number of hopeful Filipinos for 2017 matches that of 2002’s 95 percent for the incoming 2003, and again in 2011 for the incoming 2012.

It is also an improvement from 2015’s 92 percent.

Moreover, New Year hope is also high in all areas surveyed: 97 percent in Balance Luzon, 95 percent in National Capital Region, 95 percent in Mindanao, and 92 percent in Visayas.

The hope for the New Year is also high among all social classes.

Ninety-nine percent of the upper to middle classes are hopeful for 2017, while 95 percent of the “masa” D class and 93 percent of the very poor class will welcome the New Year with hope.

SWS has earlier revealed that seven out of 10 (73 percent) adult Filipinos expect to have a happy Christmas.

From this figure, 96 percent are also hopeful for 2017.