Thursday, February 13, 2020

Who is Happy?

Nigerians are the happiest people in the world. The Greeks are the most stressed. People in Mozambique worry more than the people of any other country. And the people of Paraguay get the most enjoyment out of life.

The polling company Gallup has carried out a global survey to discover the emotional state of people across the world. In What Is the World's Emotional Temperature? the company presents the results of a survey carried out in 140 countries designed to find out how people are feeling in countries around the globe. In the survey people were asked a range of questions to determine their emotional state on the previous day. These questions ranged from 'Did you experience anger yesterday?' to 'Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?' - taking in emotions such as sadness, stress, worry and enjoyment.

On the survey results page you can view how people in each country responded to each of these questions about their emotional state. The results of each question can be viewed on an interactive map which shows the percentage of people in each country who answered 'Yes' to each question.

On the whole people in the USA appear to be emotionally content. 80% of Americans said that they smiled or laughed a lot yesterday. 82% of them said that they experienced enjoyment. 90% said they were treated with respect all day. And only 20% said they experienced sadness yesterday.

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