About 46 percent of adult Filipinos think the Philippine economy will improve in the next six months, the latest OCTA Research survey released on Monday showed.
The "Tugon ng Masa" (TNM) National Survey, an independent and non-commissioned poll conducted regularly by OCTA Research, conducted from July 22 to 26 showed that less than half of adult Filipinos remain optimistic about the future.
This is 4 percent lower than the 50 percent recorded in the first quarter survey conducted in March 2023.
While about 46 percent of adult Filipinos think the Philippine economy will "improve," the poll also showed that 43 percent think the economy will "stay the same," and 6 percent think it will "worsen."
OCTA's latest survey also showed that the percentage of adult Filipinos who think the Philippine economy will improve in the next six months ranges from 31 percent to 54 percent across different major areas.
The highest percentage was recorded in Balance Luzon (54 percent), and the lowest was in Visayas (31 percent).
"Conversely, the percentage of adult Filipinos who think that the Philippine economy will worsen over the next six months ranges from 2 percent to 11 percent," OCTA said.
"The highest percentage is in Visayas (11 percent), and the lowest is in Balance Luzon (2 percent)," it added.
Meanwhile, the poll showed 55 percent of adult Filipinos believe that their quality of life will improve in the next six months, 36 percent think it will remain the same, and 4 percent believe it will worsen.