The nordic countries tend to consistently fall in the top in various lyckoundersökningar based on, for example, economic conditions, life expectancy, absence of corruption and other factors that may be expected to increase the quality of life.
in contrast, When it is about to assess their own emotional states, as Gallup's annual survey does, it is instead another part of the world that stands out.
Nine of the ten countries that primarily responded yes to the questions about positive emotions can be found in South or Central america, with Paraguay and Panama, in shared management.
recurrent dominates this high score indicates that the result is at least partly colored by the cultural factors, which in some regions ”tend to focus on life's positive sides,” writes Gallup in its report.
Of the over 150,000 respondents in 143 countries landed a total average of 71 per cent ' yes ' answer, which is the shared record, along with the years 2013 to 2015 since the surveys began in 2006.
when it comes to negative emotions. More than before, replied that the day before the survey felt a lot of anger, concern and sadness.
stress levels fell slightly compared with previous years, which means that the total average of people who answered yes to the questions about negative feelings is to stay on the same level as the year before, which, however, was a record high.
the extent to which the answered yes to the questions about negative feelings excels Africa, with seven countries in the top ten, and the Middle east, with the remaining three places in the list. Worst of all feel according to the Gallup survey, the population in Chad.
Among the countries least likely to feel sad, anxious, angry, stressed or in physical pain stands out Asia. But even Sweden can be found on this part of the list, the shared combination of the least negative countries.
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