Emotions across oceans

Pollster to world: ‘How ya feeling?”’

Around the world, 1 in 5 people were very angry yesterday, but on the bright side at least 70 percent of the global population smiled, laughed or otherwise experienced a lot of enjoyment. That’s according to Gallup’s recently released 2017 Global Emotions report, which tallied the positive and negative daily experiences reported by about 150,000 participating adults in 142 countries in 2016. According to the report, Paraguay is the happiest country in the world for the second year running, with a positive index score of 84, while Yemen is the least happy, with a score of 51. Other interesting findings show the population of Greece is the most stressed out (with 67 percent of those polled saying they felt a lot of stress the day before they were contacted), and more people worldwide reported feeling physical pain in 2016 (30 percent) than in 2015 (28 percent). The full report is available for download at gallup.com.