Philippines second most emotional country
Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - August 31, 2015 - 3:11am

MANILA, Philippines — Philippines emerged as among most emotional countries in the Gallup 2015 Global Emotions Report, falling one place from the top spot last year.

The Gallup Global Emotions report released on August 27 revealed that among the 148 countries surveyed in 2014, the Philippines is in the top four most emotional countries alongside Latin American countries.

Gallup measured the daily emotions in 148 countries in 2014 by asking respondents whether they experienced five positive and negative emotions a lot the previous day.

Latin American countries Bolivia and El Salvador were the tied as the most emotional countries with 59 percent Ecuador, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Iraq with 58 percent each.

On the other hand, Bangladesh was recorded as the least emotional country with only 37 percent of respondents reported having experienced emotions in the survey.

In the survey, negative experiences indicators were anger, stress, sadness, physical pain and worry while the five positive experiences include feeling well-rested, being treated with respect, enjoyment, smiling and laughing a lot and learning or doing something interesting.

Gallup based the most emotional and least emotional countries on the rankings of the average "yes" response to all questions in an estimated 153,000 face-to-face and telephone interviews with adults in 148 countries.

Based on the results, culture played a role in positive and negative results.

An unnamed diplomat from the Philippines explained to Gallup that culturally, people in the Philippines are emotional.

"The focus we [Filipinos] place on interpersonal relationships impels us not only to experience emotions more intensely," he said, "but also to be more open in their expression."

Meanwhile, factors for negative experiences may be influenced by health and economics while freedom and social networks sway respondents to answer report experiences.

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