Self-rated poverty rises to 47% in Q3 — SWS

Friday, December 8th, 2017. Filed under: Hometown News Philippine News

MANILA, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — Self-rated poverty among Filipinos has risen to 47 percent in the third quarter of 2017, up by three percentage points from 44% in the second quarter, according to the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations.

In its survey report, posted on December 1,  SWS said that the figure would translate into an estimated 10.9 million families considering themselves poor.

The study was done from September 23 to 27 this year, using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide, with sample distribution of 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.

It has a sampling error margins of ±2.5 for national percentages, ±4 for Balance Luzon, and ±6 each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.

SWS’ June 2017 survey on self-rated poverty (families considering themselves as Mahirap or Poor) was at 44% or an estimated 10.1 million families. (MNS)

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