By Filane Mikee Cervantes

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MANILA – A significant majority of Filipinos believe the country is headed in the right direction under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., according to the latest survey results released by OCTA Research on Wednesday.

Based on the Tugon ng Masa survey conducted from Dec. 10 to 14, 64 percent of Filipino adults said the Philippines is headed in the right direction based on the policies and programs articulated and implemented by the current administration, while 21 percent believed otherwise.

“The percentage of adult Filipinos who think that the country is headed in the right direction increased from 62 percent last October 2023 to 64 percent in December 2023,” OCTA said.

OCTA said the two-percentage point increase in Filipinos who believe the country is on the right track is the “first time a rise in the positive outlook” on the country’s trajectory has been observed since October 2022.

In the major areas, the highest percentage of Filipinos who believe the Chief Executive is steering the country well is in Metro Manila at 81 percentage, while the lowest percentage is in Balance Luzon at 57 percent.

In terms of socioeconomic classes, the pollster said Class ABC registered the highest agreement that the country is headed in the right direction at 76 percent.

On the other hand, 38 percent of those under Class E had pessimism regarding the Philippines’ direction.

OCTA’s survey had 1,200 respondents and a ±3 percent margin of error at a 95 percent confidence level. (PNA)