Indonesia, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines, and Vietnam are the most positive countries in the world, according to Gallup’s latest Global Emotions report. Afghanistan is the least positive country in the world.
The survey found that people across the world had more positive experiences in 2022 as compared to 2021. The global rise in negative emotions stalled last year, and positive emotions showed signs of recovery.
The Gallup asked adults in 142 countries and areas in 2022 if they had five different negative experiences on the day before the survey. The responses were compiled into an index. The survey found that about four in 10 adults worldwide experienced a lot of worry (41 percent) or stress (40 percent), and nearly one in three experienced a lot of physical pain (32 percent). More than one in four experienced sadness (27 percent), and slightly fewer experienced anger (23 percent).
Similarly, the Positive Experience Index accounted for people’s responses to five questions about positive experiences they had the day before the survey. Higher scores of the index indicate that more of the population reported experiencing these emotions.
After dropping for the first time in 2021 after years of stability, positive emotions rebounded slightly in 2022. The global index score in 2022, 70, is up one point from the previous year, although it is still lower than the score of 71 in the years leading up to the pandemic and the first year of the pandemic.