Afghanistan is the country with the most negative emotions in 2021, and in the second-ranked country, Lebanon, almost half of respondents regularly experience anger.
These are some of the conclusions of the Global Report on Emotions, prepared by "Gallup" and published last month. In the report, it is also striking that Eastern Europe is hardly present in the top list, with two exceptions: Ukraine - fifth in the list with the least positive experiences, and Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Lithuania - in the top six in the list of countries with the most slightly negative.
Other Eastern European countries (including Bulgaria) are absent from the lists of the 15 worlds with the most or least positive or negative experiences in the world. There are answers for Bulgaria; they simply do not contain extremes, not even in negative emotions, although a study by "Gallup" from ten years ago pointed out precisely Bulgarians as the most emotionally repressed in the world.
Afghanistan is also the country with the least positive emotions for years (followed by Turkey and Lebanon), but its result in 2021 is not just a new low for the country itself, but also since there have been surveys (16 years ago). The Taliban's takeover of the country limits the possibility of any positive emotions. "The percentage of Afghans who said they had fun, smiled, learned something interesting or felt rested the previous day fell to record lows," Gallup continues.
At the other pole - as countries with the most positive experiences - is Panama, followed by Indonesia, several Latin American countries (Paraguay, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua), Iceland, the Philippines, Senegal, Denmark and South Africa.
The survey is based on data collected from late 2021 to mid-2022 from an average of 1,000 respondents per country (but 3,500 interviews in China, 3,000 in India and 2,000 in Russia). According to Gallup, 2021 has overtaken 2020 as the most stressful in modern history: 41% of adults worldwide said they experienced a lot of stress in the previous day.
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