The Gallup Index of Positive and Negative Experiences measures what traditional economic indicators, such as GDP, do not.
The report of the American agency Gallup “Global Emotions Report 2023” is based on 147 thousand. interviews with people from 142 countries and territories in 2022
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The survey includes questions about positive and negative emotions and experiences. Participants were asked if they had experienced sadness, stress, anger or physical pain the day before. It was created on this basis negative experience index. Index scores range from zero to 100. The higher the score, the more widespread negative emotional expressions are in a country.
Worldwide scores range from 58 points Afghanistan And Sierra Leone up to 11 points Vietnamese, which first appears at the bottom of this list. He is ranked second from bottom Taiwan (14 points). Whereas Polandas good Lithuania And Kazakhstanonly scored 15 points.
Countries and regions with the lowest negative scores do not necessarily have the highest positive scores, explain the report’s authors.
A little negative emotion does not mean a lot of positive emotions
Positive Experience Index created on the basis of answers to questions about experience from the previous day: Did you learn anything interesting? Are you being treated with respect? are you laughing?
Index scores range from 85 points Indonesia, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines and Vietnam, up to 34 points Afghanistanwho recorded the lowest score in the world, as it has done almost every year since 2017.
country in recent years Latin America usually dominates the list of countries whose residents express a lot of positive emotions. In 2022, similar in Southeast Asia. In fact, no country outside these two regions tops the 2022 World Ranking of Positive Emotions.
The survey also asked about physical pain. interestingly, Poland was the country where physical pain rates decreased the most over the year, dropping from 22% in 2021 to 12%. in 2022
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