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Filipino `gainers’ still trump ‘losers’ in SWS poll

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PHILSTAR/EDD GUMBAN

THE number of Filipinos who said their lives improved in the past year fell in June, while the number of those saying otherwise rose, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The pollster said 36% of Filipinos said their lives improved, 2 points lower than a quarter earlier. On the other hand, 22% of Filipinos said their lives worsened, 1 point higher than in the previous quarter.

This means a net gainers score of +17, 4 points lower but still considered by SWS as “very high.”

The lower net gainers score last month comes after a 19-point increase over the previous two quarters. After dropping to -2 (fair) in September 2018, it went up to +12 (very high) in December, and up again to +17 (very high) in March 2019, before falling to +13 in June.

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