Majority of Filipinos or 89 percent are welcoming 2016 with hope, a survey of the Pulse Asia revealed.
“Hope is the predominant sentiment among Filipinos as far as the year 2016 is concerned,” the study conducted from Dec. 4 to 11 showed.
The sentiment is shared by most Filipinos across geographic areas with 85 to 95 percent and socio-economic classes with 86 percent to 92 percent.
The study surveyed 1,800 registered voters who are 18 years old and above with 2 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level.
In Metro Manila, residents are more inclined to be hopeful than those in the Visayas with 95 percent versus 85 percent.
However, one percent of Filipinos say they will face the next 12 months without hope.
One in 10 Filipinos expressed indecision as they could not say whether they will face the coming year with or without hope. This sentiment was slightly more pronounced in Visayas than in Metro Manila (14 percent versus 4 percent), Pulse Asia said.