skip to main content
Interactive

What Is the World's Emotional Temperature?

Gallup conducts global research to discover the emotional state of people in more than 100 countries and areas. Explore our findings from 2020 data in an interactive format below to see how you and your country compare with the rest of the planet or visit the Global Happiness Center to learn more.

See the World's Emotional Hot Spots

Think about how you felt yesterday. Did you smile or laugh a lot? Did you learn or do something interesting? Were you angry? Sad?

Select from the positive and negative experiences below to see which countries rank the highest and lowest on these questions.

Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about anger?

TOP 5

Iraq

#1 Iraq

51% YES / 49% NO
Turkey

#2 Turkey

44% YES / 55% NO
Lebanon

#3 Lebanon

43% YES / 57% NO
Tunisia

#4 Tunisia

42% YES / 56% NO
Egypt

#5 Egypt

42% YES / 58% NO

BOTTOM 5

Finland

#1 Finland

4% YES / 96% NO
Iceland

#2 Iceland

6% YES / 94% NO
Uruguay

#3 Uruguay

7% YES / 92% NO
Portugal

#4 Portugal

7% YES / 93% NO
Estonia

#5 Estonia

7% YES / 92% NO

Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about sadness?

TOP 5

Iraq

#1 Iraq

50% YES / 49% NO
Peru

#2 Peru

50% YES / 50% NO
Republic of the Congo

#3 Republic of the Congo

47% YES / 52% NO
Lebanon

#4 Lebanon

44% YES / 55% NO
Ecuador

#5 Ecuador

43% YES / 56% NO

BOTTOM 5

Taiwan, Province of China

#1 Taiwan, Province of China

6% YES / 94% NO
Kosovo

#2 Kosovo

11% YES / 89% NO
Japan

#3 Japan

11% YES / 88% NO
Finland

#4 Finland

12% YES / 88% NO
Hong Kong, S.A.R. of China

#5 Hong Kong, S.A.R. of China

12% YES / 88% NO

Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about stress?

TOP 5

Peru

#1 Peru

66% YES / 33% NO
Lebanon

#2 Lebanon

63% YES / 36% NO
Ecuador

#3 Ecuador

62% YES / 37% NO
Turkey

#4 Turkey

59% YES / 40% NO
Greece

#5 Greece

59% YES / 41% NO

BOTTOM 5

Kyrgyzstan

#1 Kyrgyzstan

13% YES / 87% NO
Kazakhstan

#2 Kazakhstan

16% YES / 82% NO
Uzbekistan

#3 Uzbekistan

17% YES / 83% NO
Mauritius

#4 Mauritius

18% YES / 82% NO
Russia

#5 Russia

20% YES / 80% NO

Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about worry?

TOP 5

Peru

#1 Peru

68% YES / 32% NO
Brazil

#2 Brazil

62% YES / 38% NO
Ecuador

#3 Ecuador

61% YES / 39% NO
Malta

#4 Malta

61% YES / 39% NO
Portugal

#5 Portugal

60% YES / 40% NO

BOTTOM 5

Taiwan, Province of China

#1 Taiwan, Province of China

11% YES / 89% NO
Mauritius

#2 Mauritius

18% YES / 81% NO
Kazakhstan

#3 Kazakhstan

21% YES / 78% NO
Switzerland

#4 Switzerland

24% YES / 76% NO
Tanzania

#5 Tanzania

27% YES / 73% NO

Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about physical pain?

TOP 5

Iraq

#1 Iraq

56% YES / 44% NO
Egypt

#2 Egypt

55% YES / 44% NO
Senegal

#3 Senegal

52% YES / 48% NO
Republic of the Congo

#4 Republic of the Congo

47% YES / 53% NO
Lebanon

#5 Lebanon

46% YES / 54% NO

BOTTOM 5

Hong Kong, S.A.R. of China

#1 Hong Kong, S.A.R. of China

14% YES / 86% NO
Mongolia

#2 Mongolia

15% YES / 85% NO
Taiwan, Province of China

#3 Taiwan, Province of China

15% YES / 85% NO
Vietnam

#4 Vietnam

16% YES / 84% NO
Israel

#5 Israel

16% YES / 83% NO

Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?

TOP 5

Denmark

#1 Denmark

88% YES / 12% NO
Iceland

#2 Iceland

87% YES / 13% NO
New Zealand

#3 New Zealand

86% YES / 14% NO
Paraguay

#4 Paraguay

86% YES / 13% NO
Norway

#5 Norway

86% YES / 14% NO

BOTTOM 5

Lebanon

#1 Lebanon

34% YES / 65% NO
Turkey

#2 Turkey

35% YES / 61% NO
Malta

#3 Malta

45% YES / 55% NO
Benin

#4 Benin

47% YES / 53% NO
Namibia

#5 Namibia

48% YES / 51% NO

Now, please think about yesterday, from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were, what you were doing, who you were with, and how you felt. Did you feel well-rested yesterday?

TOP 5

Malaysia

#1 Malaysia

92% YES / 8% NO
Mongolia

#2 Mongolia

87% YES / 13% NO
Saudi Arabia

#3 Saudi Arabia

84% YES / 16% NO
Slovenia

#4 Slovenia

84% YES / 16% NO
Vietnam

#5 Vietnam

83% YES / 15% NO

BOTTOM 5

Lebanon

#1 Lebanon

44% YES / 54% NO
Ukraine

#2 Ukraine

51% YES / 48% NO
Iraq

#3 Iraq

51% YES / 48% NO
Serbia

#4 Serbia

52% YES / 44% NO
Benin

#5 Benin

53% YES / 47% NO

Now, please think about yesterday, from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were, what you were doing, who you were with, and how you felt. Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?

TOP 5

Denmark

#1 Denmark

88% YES / 12% NO
Iceland

#2 Iceland

87% YES / 13% NO
New Zealand

#3 New Zealand

86% YES / 14% NO
Paraguay

#4 Paraguay

86% YES / 13% NO
Norway

#5 Norway

86% YES / 14% NO

BOTTOM 5

Lebanon

#1 Lebanon

34% YES / 65% NO
Turkey

#2 Turkey

35% YES / 61% NO
Malta

#3 Malta

45% YES / 55% NO
Benin

#4 Benin

47% YES / 53% NO
Namibia

#5 Namibia

48% YES / 51% NO

Now, please think about yesterday, from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were, what you were doing, who you were with, and how you felt. Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?

TOP 5

Senegal

#1 Senegal

86% YES / 14% NO
Paraguay

#2 Paraguay

85% YES / 15% NO
Sri Lanka

#3 Sri Lanka

84% YES / 14% NO
Iceland

#4 Iceland

84% YES / 15% NO
South Africa

#5 South Africa

83% YES / 16% NO

BOTTOM 5

Turkey

#1 Turkey

41% YES / 57% NO
Bangladesh

#2 Bangladesh

42% YES / 56% NO
Nepal

#3 Nepal

42% YES / 58% NO
Lebanon

#4 Lebanon

45% YES / 52% NO
Serbia

#5 Serbia

47% YES / 50% NO

Now, please think about yesterday, from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were, what you were doing, who you were with, and how you felt. Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?

TOP 5

Uruguay

#1 Uruguay

97% YES / 3% NO
Portugal

#2 Portugal

97% YES / 2% NO
Colombia

#3 Colombia

96% YES / 3% NO
El Salvador

#4 El Salvador

96% YES / 3% NO
Norway

#5 Norway

96% YES / 3% NO

BOTTOM 5

Lao People's Democratic Republic

#1 Lao People's Democratic Republic

59% YES / 27% NO
Ethiopia

#2 Ethiopia

64% YES / 35% NO
Japan

#3 Japan

67% YES / 30% NO
South Korea

#4 South Korea

67% YES / 28% NO
Nepal

#5 Nepal

70% YES / 29% NO

Contact us to find out more about our work.

Contact Us

Map View

Select one of the positive or negative experiences from the menu at the top of the map and then hover over a country to see how people answered the question.

Table View

These results are based on multiple administrations of mobile and landline telephone interviews and some in-person interviews, each time with approximately 1,000 adults in each country and area, aged 15 and older per wave. The Positive Experience Index is based on surveys in 116 countries and areas and the Negative Experience Index is based on surveys in 115 countries and areas.

For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error ranges between ±1.1 and ±5.5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The margin of error reflects the influence of data weighting. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

For more complete methodology and specific survey dates, please review Gallup's Country Data Set details.

Select a positive or negative experience from the menu at the top of the table. Use the up or down arrows at the top of the column to sort the list.

Country YES NO DON'T KNOW/REFUSED
More Resources

A Measure of Life

No one reaches as many people or asks as many questions as we do. Learn more about Gallup's research on how life is being lived around the globe.

Discover the Human Side of Data

Fill out the form to contact a Gallup expert and learn more about our services for researchers, academics and students.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

  

By clicking the button below, you agree to have your information processed, transferred and stored on servers in the United States. Review Gallup's to learn about our commitment to your privacy and how we use your information.