Education, livelihood outrank population control among social concerns? survey

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MANILA, Oct. 12, 2012?A national survey conducted by Radio Veritas in partnership with various lay organizations revealed that education and livelihood ranked as main priorities on issues of social concern among the people.

Headed by top sociology professor Clifford Sorita, the survey was conducted during the second quarter of 2012. It showed education and livelihood outranked population control on issues of social concern, contrary to numerous claims that there is a vital need to manage the population.

Education ranked third on the national scale, garnering 14.23%, while livelihood garnered 7.61% ranking at fourth. Population control only 2.57%, placing it at eighth. Peace and order took the first spot while poverty ranked second.

Conducted in 85 archdioceses and dioceses covering all 17 regions, the survey got respondents based on the stratified random sampling with +/- 2% margin of error under the Slovin’s formula.

Economics and politics were likewise included in the survey. Coming out number one on the list of issues of economic concerns was unemployment, followed by price of basic commodities.

Graft and corruption, on the other hand topped political issues, with good governance coming in second.

Also in the survey were proposed methods to effectively deal with social concerns and issues.

Results showed “work with no vested interest” and “work with clear vision” among the proposed methods, getting 45.50% and 18.09%, respectively. (CBCP for Life)

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