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Gallup 2017 Global Emotions Report

GDP doesn't tell you everything. Discover the emotional states of people from 142 countries -- and why it matters to the entire world.

Did you know 70% of human behavior is based on emotions -- not reason?

While measurements like unemployment and GDP help quantify certain aspects of a society's health, virtually no macro-level data exist on the emotional state of a country.

Until now.

This report, in its third year, offers global leaders, economists and political scientists' insights into people's feelings and behaviors, telling them more about their society's health and future than traditional economic measures can alone.

For the


time, Iraq tops the negative experience list.

Greeks -- at


-- were the most stressed in the world.

More than


of people worldwide smiled, experienced a lot of enjoyment or laughed a lot yesterday.

Measuring life's intangibles -- feelings and emotions -- gives leaders a picture of well-being in their country and quantifies "what makes a life worth living".

The Gallup 2017 Global Emotions Report presents the results from Gallup's latest measurements of people's positive and negative daily experiences based on nearly 149,000 interviews with adults in 142 countries in 2016. Find out more about what the world is experiencing.

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Download this report to learn:

  • how people's lives are going in more than 140 countries and how they have changed over the past 10 years
  • which countries lead in positive and negative experiences, including laughter, rest, enjoyment, anger, stress and worry
  • what domestic factors may affect positive emotions
  • how domestic conflict could affect citizens' emotions

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