Increasing Number of Filipinos See Themselves as Poor

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

BY IBON FOUNDATION
Posted by Bulatlat
Vol. VIII, No. 14, May 11-17, 2008

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 percent of 1,495 respondents thought of themselves as poor, an increase from the 71.7 percent 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?

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