Fewer families consider themselves poor, SWS survey finds

(Eagle News)–Fewer families consider themselves poor, a recent Social Weather Stations survey found.

The survey, conducted from September 27 to 30, found 42% of families, or an estimated 10.3 million families, consider themselves as such, a decline from the 45%, or the estimated 11 million families that rated themselves as such in June.

According to the SWS, this is a 7-point bounce from the record-low 38%, or an estimated 9.5 million families,in March.

The survey made use of  face-to-face interviews of 1,800 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 600 each in Balance Luzon and Mindanao, and 300 each in Metro Manila and the Visayas.

Sampling error margins were pegged at ±2.3% for national percentages, ±4% each for Balance Luzon and Mindanao, and ±6% each for Metro Manila and the Visayas.