INCREASING NUMBER OF FILIPINOS SEE THEMSELVES POOR

The number of Filipinos who see themselves as poor increased in the first four months of the year, according to the results of the latest IBON nationwide survey.

The IBON April 2008 survey showed that 79.3% of 1,495 respondents thought of themselves as poor, an increase from 71.7% in January 2008.

The latest IBON survey was conducted across various sectors nationwide from April 7 to 16, 2008 using a multi-stage probability sampling scheme with a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.

Below is the tabulation of results of the respondents’ self-rated poverty

When you look at your situation today, do you think of yourself as poor?

January 2008 April 2008
Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage
Yes 1,077 71.66 1,186 79.33
No 269 17.90 236 15.79
Don’t Know 141 9.38 68 4.55
No answer 16 1.06 5 0.33
Total 1,503 100.00 1,495 100.00

The full results of the IBON April 2008 Survey may be viewed at www.ibon.org .

One Response to “INCREASING NUMBER OF FILIPINOS SEE THEMSELVES POOR”

  1. lotusflower Says:

    Oh yes Father. After browsing around I realized you are a real honest to goodness priest.

    Forgive me for doubting:-)

    Cheers!


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