Pinoys’ Happiness Hits record-high in December 2016

Pinoys’ Happiness Hits record-high in December 2016

The number of Filipinos who said they were happy with life in general hit a record-high in December 2016, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The survey, conducted from Dec. 3 to 6 last year, showed that 91 percent of Filipinos were “very/fairly happy” with life in general, with half of them very happy (46 percent) and the other half fairly happy (45 percent).

Seven percent of respondents said they were “not very happy,” while only two percent said they were not happy at all.

The latest happiness figure is the highest in 20 years since the 92 percent recorded in June 1996. It was also two points higher than the 89 percent logged in the previous quarter of June 2016.



The December survey found that happiness is highest in Mindanao (94 percent), followed by Metro Manila (92 percent), Balance Luzon (90 percent), and the Visayas (89 percent). Happiness was also highest in class ABC at 98 percent, and among college graduates at 93 percent.

The survey, which was conducted among 1,500 adult respondents, had an error margin of ±3% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon, and ±6% for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.




Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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