Research group IBON’s most recent survey shows many respondents saying that they had difficulty in buying food and paying for their children’s schooling and health expenses.
Asked how their family met food, schooling and health expenses in the past three months, majority answered that they had difficulty in buying food while more respondents had difficulty meeting schooling and medicine and health treatment expenses than those who did not.
In buying enough food, 53.3% said they had difficulty, while 44.1% said they did not. In buying medicines or paying for medical treatment, 48.4% said that they had difficulty while only 22.7% said that they did not. In meeting their children’s schooling expenses, 40.5% said they had difficulty while only 19.5% said they did not.
IBON’s September 2016 Opinion Survey was conducted among 1,505 respondents in 17 regions from September 1-12, 2016. This round employed field interviews and a multi-stage probability sampling scheme with a plus or minus 3% margin of error.
In the past three (3) months, how did your family meet the following expenses?
|Buying enough food|
|Didn’t have difficulty||44.1%|
|Paying for child/ children’s schooling|
|Didn’t have difficulty||19.5%|
|Buying medicines for medical treatment|
|Didn’t have difficulty||22.7%|