July 30, 2021, PUBLiCUS Asia Inc has just released its second quarter poll, conducted from 13-19 July 2021. It is a nationwide purposive sampling survey comprised of 1,500 respondents drawn from a research panel of approximately 100,000 Filipino registered voters maintained by a Singapore-based firm.
Even with the global slow-down of 2020 and a stop-and-go move in 2021 because of the resurgence of COVID-19, most Filipinos are expressing optimism that the country is headed in the right direction at 26%, with a maybe headed in the right direction garnering 32%.
While the youngest and old age groups have indicated the country to be headed in the wrong direction, which the opposite is true among those aged 30 to 49.
Across all income brackets believes that the country is headed in the right direction – although a portion of the upper income brackets believe the opposite.
The youth representing the 18 to 24 age bracket has expressed extreme anxiousness coming into the 3rd quarter of 2021 – pushing optimism as the secondary emotion for most Filipinos.
Filipinos signified their 3 biggest concerns for 2022. Staying healthy and not getting sick being the highest concerns, with getting COVID-19 was at 63% and getting sick from a disease at 48%. While job related concerns frequently ranked on the survey with “losing a job” getting the highest concern at 37%.
The survey is an independent, non-commissioned, national poll covering eight (8) modules measured: state of the economy and economic prospects, COVID-19 vaccine tracker, national issues, scorecard for national leaders and institutions emotional quotient of incumbent and prospective leaders, media consumption habits and responses to media campaigns, predisposition, and the Duterte administration scorecard.