Bet You Can’t…Guess The Least And Most Emotional Countries

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” – Kahil Gibran

In a survey of more than 150 nations, Gallup conducted telephone and in-person interviews with about 1,000 people ages 15 and older in each country every year between 2009 and 2011. Residents were asked whether they experienced 10 different emotions a lot the previous day, including five negative emotions (anger, stress, sadness, physical pain and worry) and five positive emotions (feeling well-rested, smiling and laughing a lot, being treated with respect, enjoyment, and learning or doing something interesting).

Here are the 10 least emotional countries based on the percentage of respondents who answered “Yes” when asked whether they experienced a range of either positive or negative emotions daily:
  • Singapore: 36 (percent)
  • Georgia: 37
  • Lithuania: 37
  • Russia: 38
  • Madagascar: 38
  • Ukraine: 38
  • Belarus: 38
  • Kazakhstan: 38
  • Nepal: 38
  • Kyrgyzstan: 38

The 15 most emotional countries based on the same answers:

  • Philippines: 60 (percent)
  • El Salvador: 57
  • Bahrain: 56
  • Oman: 55
  • Colombia: 55
  • Chile: 54
  • Costa Rica: 54
  • Canada: 54
  • Guatemala: 54
  • Bolivia: 54
  • Ecuador: 54
  • Dominican Republic: 54
  • Peru: 54
  • Nicaragua: 54
  • United States: 54

[The above information was excerpted from the article “Most And Least Emotional Countries” by LiveScience Staff that appeared on livescience.com on November 21, 2012. To view this article in its entirety, please visit this link:  24962-most-emotional-countries.html.]

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