Ibon’s latest survey revealed that 77% of Filipinos consider themselves poor.
According to Ibon, 76.8% of respondents to the IBON July 2007 Survey said they thought of themselves as poor. This is an increase from 67.6% in January and 69.3% in the same period last year.
IBON executive editor Rosario Bella Guzman, said the survey results are not surprising considering that there are still insufficient livelihood opportunities in the country.
44.35% of respondents said that there were not enough available jobs/livelihood opportunities in their area, 32.66% said there were none, while 16.94% said there were enough.
The July 2007 IBON survey was conducted nationwide with 1,488 respondents to find out the people’s perception of the economy, their livelihood and income, government performance, and other pressing issues. The latest survey has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.