A survey conducted by Gallup has ranked the Philippines as the most emotional country in the world, but in a new study, it is also revealed that the Philippines is also the eighth most positive country in the world, with 82 percent of the respondents reporting positive emotions.

The results are based on a survey conducted by Gallup researchers involving 1,000 participants in 148 countries, who were asked about whether or not they had laughed, learned something interesting, felt respected, and laughed the day before, among other factors. According to the survey, 85 percent of the adults feel that they are, indeed, respected, while 72 percent answered that they feel like they are getting enough rest.

Not all countries reported such positive results though. Researchers found that Singapore has one of the highest percentages of least positive people in the world. Looking at the list of nations on the most positive-least positive spectrum, it appears that economics is not always the determining factor of a people’s well-being.

"Leaders who are looking for ways to further improve the human condition in their countries--especially those societies such as Singapore that are doing well on traditional economic indicators, but not necessarily behavioral metrics--need to do more to incorporate wellbeing into their leadership strategies," wrote the Gallup researchers.

(Photo by Marcos Chymera via Flickr Creative Commons)

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