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Gallup 2016 Global Emotions Report

Gallup's Positive and Negative Experience Indexes measure what the world is feeling.

Gallup's Positive and Negative Experience Indexes measure life’s intangibles — feelings and emotions — that traditional economic indicators such as GDP were never intended to capture. Each index provides a real-time snapshot of people’s daily experiences, offering leaders insights into the health of their societies that they cannot gather from GDP measures alone.

The 2016 Global Emotions report presents the results from Gallup’s latest measurements of people’s positive and negative daily experiences based on nearly 147,000 interviews with adults in 140 countries in 2015.

Gloabl map of positive and negative experiences

Paraguay scores the highest in the world.


While Syria posts the lowest score.


Globally, the negative experience index score was


Gallup world poll data show that the world scores a


on Gallup's positive experience index.

The Gallup 2016 Global Emotions Report highlights the day-to-day experiences of people worldwide, including their positive and negative feelings. In every corner of the Earth, the Gallup World Poll tracks the opinions that matter most. Find out what the world is thinking.

Gallup World Poll

Download this report to learn:

  • How have the global Positive and Negative Experience Indexes changed over the past 10 years?
  • What countries lead in positive experiences?
  • Does conflict affect an entire country’s positive emotions?
  • How much does the world smile and laugh on average?
  • What regions have the lowest Positive Experience Index scores?
  • What countries are the angriest?
  • What countries are the most emotional?
  • What countries are the least emotional?

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