‘Comfortably numb’: New Gallup Poll Ranks ‘Least Emotional’ Nations
November 22, 2012 By 2,570 Comments
IS LESS EMOTION BETTER, OR WORSE FOR A COUNTRY? If you’re suffering from too much depression or euphoria, you might want to head to Singapore: It’s been named the least emotional country in the world. If you’re seeking an injection of emotion, look no further than the most-emotional Philippines. While many will likely find the depictions of these various countries somewhat inaccurate, they are part a project by US pollster Gallup, which conducted surveys in more than 140 countries to compare how people feel about their lives. The most emotionless country in the world, Singapore, was followed by Georgia, Lithuania and Russia. Singapore may enjoy strength in sectors like finance and electronics, but only 36 percent of the country’s 5.3 million inhabitants were estimated to admit to feelings of anger, physical pain, or other negative emotions. They were equally neutral towards positive and happy feelings.