MANILA, Philippines: Nearly half of adult Filipinos expect to have better lives in the next 12 months, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its recent survey. The poll, taken from Sept. 27 to 30, also found 46 percent of adults who expect their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months (personaloptimists), and five percent expecting it to get worse (personalpessimists), for anet personal optimistsscore of +41, classified as "excellent." This used to be +42 in June and +47 in March, all classified asexcellent(+40 and above).

Thenet personal optimistsscore dropped from +42 (excellent) in June to +40 (excellent) in September in balance Luzon. In the Visayas, it went down from +37 (excellent) to +32 (excellent).

In Metro Manila, it went up from +44 (excellent) in June to +48 (excellent) in September. It remained at +46 (excellent) from June to September in Mindanao.

Meanwhile, the survey showed 36 percent of adult Filipinos saying their lives improved, termed by SWS asgainers, and 25 percent saying their lives worsened (losers) in the last 12 months. This gives anet gainersscore of +11, from +13 in June and +17 in March, all classified asvery high(+10 to +19).

The September 2019 survey also found 41 percent of Filipino adults who foresee an improved Philippine economy in the next 12 months (economic optimists) against 12 percent saying it will worsen (economic pessimists), for anet economic optimistsscore of +28. This used to be +33 in June and +35 in March, all classified asexcellent(+20 and above).

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