MANILA - More Filipinos were unhappy and dissatisfied with their lives in the last quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Sunday.
The December 16 to 19 poll showed 87 percent of respondents assessing their life in general as “very/fairly happy”. This was a 7-point decline from the record-high 94 percent in December 2017, and was also the lowest score in 4 years, SWS said.
The "unhappiness score" of 13 percent was the highest since the 15 percent in December 2014, said the pollster.
The survey also found 82 percent "very/fairly satisfied" with the lives they lead, which was the lowest since the 79 percent in September 2014.
The number of respondents who expressed dissatisfaction with their lives meanwhile was at 18 percent, which was the highest since the 21 percent logged in September 2014.
Unhappiness was highest in Metro Manila at 17 percent, and among the poorest class E, at 21 percent.
Dissatisfaction with life, on the other hand, was highest in Mindanao, at 20 percent and among class E at 25 percent.
The survey, SWS said, was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adults nationwide.