Emotional states

The world’s countries ranked by residents’ reelings

People in Latin America are the most emotional in the world, according to a Gallup poll that asked residents in 148 countries whether they experienced emotions—positive or negative—the previous day. The five negative emotions included anger, stress, sadness, physical pain and worry; the five positive emotions were feeling well-rested, being treated with respect, enjoyment, smiling and laughing a lot and learning or doing something interesting. Bolivia and El Salvador led the pack (59 percent said they'd experienced those feelings), while the U.S. also ranked near the top (56 percent). The least emotional country was Bangladesh (37 percent), followed by a host of post-Soviet countries where at most 4 in 10 residents reported experiencing those feelings.