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World Happiness dipped to its Lowest in 10 Years

By : Shifa Khan | Updated on: 19 Sep 2018, 09:42:04 PM
World Happiness dips to its lowest in 10 Years (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

Are you happy?

If you said "yes," you're better off than the majority of the world. The 2018 Global Emotions Report tracks the feelings and emotions of more than 154,000 people in more than 145 countries.

This report gave a shocking revelation. World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people who say they feel stressed and worried rising, according to the survey.

While classic metrics and logistic models can only estimate how people are living their lives, the data in this report track this information directly from the people who are living them. This report, in its fourth year, offers leaders insights into the health of their societies that they cannot gather from economic measures alone. Find out how you compare with the rest of the world on these important measures.

The Gallup 2018 Global Emotions Report presents the results from Gallup's latest measurements of people's positive and negative daily experiences based on more than 154,000 interviews with adults in more than 145 countries in 2017.

Sub-Saharan Africa led the way, with 24 of 35 countries surveyed reaching a 10-year happiness lows in 2017, often due to civic unrest crippling healthcare systems and causing people to go hungry.

Wealthier countries were not immune to the dip in mood. About half the Americans interviewed said they were stressed.

Paraguay topped a second table of most positive countries, in which residents were asked if they felt well-rested, had been treated with respect, enjoyed themselves or learnt something the previous day. War-torn Yemen and Afghanistan came bottom.

(With Agency inputs)

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First Published : 19 Sep 2018, 01:15:14 PM