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More than half of Filipinos believe that the worst is yet to come regarding COVID-19

According to a recent SWS survey, more than half of the Filipino population are not convinced that the COVID-19 situation is going to improve.

  • 57 percent believe that the worst is yet to come while 47 percent thinks that the worst is behind us.
  •  Most college graduates and Metro Manila citizens answered with a negative outlook. 

A recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey said that over half of Filipinos believe that the situation won’t be better regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, they say that “the worst is yet to come” with millions of citizens left jobless and thousands dead because of the virus.

1,555 adults took part in the survey that happened on July 3-6 and 57 percent said that the worst-case scenario has yet to happen. This rose 10 percent from the 47 percent result during May. On the other hand, 35 percent remained to have a positive mindset and said that the worst has already passed.

8 percent didn’t give an answer to the question.

70 percent of survey participants from Metro Manila answered “the worst is yet to come”, 61 percent from the Visayas, the rest of Luzon ad 56 percent, and 49 percent in Mindanao.

Last May, only 50 percent of the participants from the National Capital Region answered the option.

The proportion of those who are expecting a much worse situation is highest from college graduates at 63 percent, followed by junior high graduates at 59 percent, non-elementary graduates at 50 percent, and 49 percent for elementary graduates.

Netizens can’t help but relate to those who are pessimistic about the situation as it seems like the situation only got worse since the lockdown started in March.


The Philippines now has more than 269,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 with 207,000 recovered and 4,663 deaths.

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