Three out of 4 PHL youth imagine life will enhance in subsequent 5 years — survey

Younger women and men attend their commencement ceremony in Pasay Metropolis. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ EDD GUMBAN

Three-fourths of Filipino youth aged 15 to 30 are optimistic that their high quality of life will enhance over the subsequent 5 years regardless of the pandemic, in keeping with a nationwide survey performed in 2021 by Youth Management for Democracy (YouthLed) and Social Climate Stations (SWS). 

“The survey was performed to assist us as a company and as a program unpack what the present views of youth within the nation are,” mentioned Sam Chittick, nation consultant of the Asia Basis, in a press convention that introduced the survey outcomes on Friday. 

YouthLed, which goals to extend civic engagement, is a undertaking of the Asia Basis and the US Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID).

The online optimism rating of +72 within the State of the Filipino Youth 2021 survey is a big improve from the +46 tallied in April 1996, the final time the SWS was tasked to do a comparable large-scale ballot by the Nationwide Youth Fee (NYC). 

The online optimism rating is computed by subtracting those that responded negatively from the variety of those that responded positively.

This yr’s respondents included 4,900 Filipino youths, ages 15 to 30 years outdated, with 81% belonging to Class D. 

The coronavirus pandemic and the following lockdown was the “most necessary concern they [respondents] had in thoughts” when answering the survey, mentioned SWS vp and chief working officer Gerardo Sandoval.

Regardless of the pandemic, survey outcomes mirrored a constructive outlook on well being, with 66% of respondents describing their well being as “good,” an enchancment over the 51% in 1996.


Nearly all, or 99% of respondents, use conventional media, with three out of 4 younger Filipinos watching the information on tv no less than as soon as every week. Extra respondents discover conventional media “very dependable and factual” (20%) than social media (7%). 

Conventional mass media (20%) got here in second solely to the house (24%) as the principle affect find references on the obligations of a Filipino citizen. Highschool  (17%) and social media (15%) rounded out the record.

Majority of the respondents see their household as a information to their stance on political points (59%) and their help for presidency insurance policies and actions (57%).

The survey was performed March 14 to March 29, 2021, throughout basic neighborhood quarantine (GCQ), and was launched this February. 

The survey had an error margin of +/-1.4% at 95% confidence stage for nationwide percentages. — Aaron Michael C. Sy


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