About 46 % of adult Filipinos think that the Philippine economy will increase in the subsequent six months, according to the most recent OCTA Analysis survey. The survey, named “Tugon ng Masa” (TNM) National Survey, is an independent and non-commissioned poll carried out consistently by OCTA Analysis. It was carried out from July 22 to 26 and showed that significantly less than half of adult Filipinos stay optimistic about the future. This figure is four % reduced than the 50 % recorded in the 1st quarter survey carried out in March 2023.
In addition to the 46 % who think the economy will increase, the poll also revealed that 43 % of adult Filipinos consider the economy will keep the exact same, when six % think it will worsen. The survey findings also showed that the percentage of adult Filipinos who have a optimistic outlook on the Philippine economy in the subsequent six months varies across diverse big regions. The highest percentage was recorded in Balance Luzon, at 54 %, when the lowest was in Visayas, at 31 %. Conversely, the percentage of adult Filipinos who consider the economy will worsen ranged from two % to 11 %. Visayas had the highest percentage of respondents who believed the economy would worsen, at 11 %, when Balance Luzon had the lowest percentage, at two %.
Additionally, the survey indicated that 55 % of adult Filipinos think their high quality of life will increase in the subsequent six months, when 36 % consider it will stay the exact same, and only four % think it will worsen.