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 response to 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 corporation 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 challenge of the Asia Basis and america Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID).
The web optimism rating of +72 within the State of the Filipino Youth 2021 survey is a major 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 web optimism rating is computed by subtracting those that responded negatively from the variety of those that responded positively.
This 12 months’s respondents included 4,900 Filipino youths, ages 15 to 30 years outdated, with 81% belonging to Class D.
The coronavirus pandemic and the next lockdown was the “most vital 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 optimistic 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 a minimum of as soon as per 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 primary affect to find references on the obligations of a Filipino citizen. Highschool (17%) and social media (15%) rounded out the listing.
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 common group 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