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Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report

View the current snapshot of people's positive and negative daily experiences based on more than 151,000 interviews with adults in over 140 countries in 2018.

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Representing the views of citizens from more than 140 countries and areas, this study measures life's intangibles -- feelings and emotions -- that traditional economic indicators such as GDP were never intended to capture.

Gallup's Positive Experience Index questions are:

  • Did you feel well-rested yesterday?
  • Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?
  • Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?
  • Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?
  • Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?

Gallup's Negative Experience Index questions are:

  • Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about physical pain?
  • Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about worry?
  • Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about sadness?
  • Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about stress?
  • Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about anger?

Each index equips global leaders with insights into the health of their societies that they cannot gather from economic measures alone. For example, even as the U.S. economy was growing, more Americans were stressed, angry and worried. Read the U.S. results here.

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71%
People worldwide who said they experienced a lot of enjoyment the day before the survey.

85
Paraguay has the highest Positive Experience Index score worldwide.

43
Afghanistan's Positive Experience Index score dropped to a record low.

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