29 November 2012

Pinoys Top Emotional Survey

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Filipinos are the most likely in the world to report experiencing emotions of any kind on a daily basis. The 60 percent who report experiencing the widest range of emotions from pain to anger and happiness is the highest in the world. Singaporeans, on the other hand, are the least emotional, with only 35 percent saying they experiencing emotions of any kind on a daily basis.

The US pollster Gallup measured daily emotions in more than 150 countries and areas by asking residents whether they experienced five positive and five negative emotions a lot the previous day. Negative experiences include anger, stress, sadness, physical pain, and worry. Positive emotions include feeling well-rested, being treated with respect, enjoyment, smiling and laughing a lot, and learning or doing something interesting. experience a lot of these feelings daily.

Results are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, in each country each year between 2009 and 2011. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95 percent% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error ranges from ±0.4 percentage points to ±3.8 percentage points.

The margin of error reflects the influence of data weighting. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

The survey was first published in Bloomberg BusinessWeek and covered basic questions which include "Did you feel well-rested yesterday?" and "Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?"

John Clifton of Gallup was quoted by BusinessWeek as saying, "If you measure Singapore by the traditional indicators, they look like one of the best-run countries in the world… but if you look at everything that makes life worth living, they’re not doing so well."