Staying Healthy and Avoiding Illness Top Concern of Filipinos—OCTA Research

Staying Healthy and Avoiding Illness Top Concern of Filipinos—OCTA Research

A survey conducted by OCTA Research showed that staying healthy and avoiding illness remains the top priority and concern of many adult Filipinos.

65 percent of the respondents nationwide stated that staying healthy and avoiding illness tops the list of their most urgent personal concerns, according to OCTA Research.

"Staying healthy and avoiding illness is also the top urgent personal concern for adult Filipinos residing in NCR (National Capital Region) and Balanced Luzon at 68% and 69%, respectively," the report stated.

Furthermore, OCTA added, "This is also the top concern for adult Filipinos belonging in class ABC (77%) as compared to class D (64%) and class E (62%)."

"Tugon ng Masa" is a survey conducted by the OCTA Research group that started last January 26 up to February 1, 2021. The survey aims to answer what are the top three personal concerns of Filipinos that they would have liked to happen right now in their lives.

"The survey utilizes a sampling design that allows for a 95% confidence level with a ±3% margin of error,” it said.

Coming second to the list of concerns is for Filipinos at 56 percent is to have a secure and well-paying job or a good source of income. While in the Visayas region, this urgent concern tops the list coming at 61 percent.

"In terms of socio-economic class (SEC), percentages are quite close (ABC at 60%, D and E both at 56%) but still high for class ABC," as stated by OCTA Research.

The last of the top three concerns among Filipino adults is to avoid being a victim of a serious crime coming up at 47 percent.

"Almost half of Filipinos residing in the NCR and Balanced Luzon (50 and 55%, respectively) regarded avoiding being a victim of any serious crime as one of the three most urgent personal concerns," the OCTA research group said.

“This concern has a relatively high percentage in Class ABC (55%) and Class D (50%),” it added.

Meanwhile, finishing school or providing schooling for their children rose to 45 percent, where the highest responses, at 53 percent came from the Mindanao region.

“This concern has also slightly higher percentages in Class D (45%) and E (45%) compared to Filipinos in Class ABC (37%),” OCTA Research said.

Source: GMA News

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