Local November 24, 2012 | 10:05 am

Dominican Republic makes the “most emotional societies” top 15

Santo Domingo.– TheDominican Republic is ranked twelfth on a recent Gallup poll of the world’smost emotional societies, where the Philippines came out on top.

Tied with the DominicanRepublic at 54 percent “responding yes” are Chile, Costa Rica, Canada, Guatemala,Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua and the United States.

Gallup spent three years gathering data from over 150 countries by asking 1,000residents from each place whether they experienced 10 different emotions eachday: five positive ones and five negative ones.

Some of the questionsincluded: were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Did you feelenjoyment? Stress? Anger? Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?

Results are based ontelephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,000 adults, aged 15and older, in each country each year between 2009 and 2011.

Singaporeans are theleast likely in the world to report experiencing emotions of any kind on adaily basis. The 36% who report feeling either positive or negative emotions isthe lowest in the world.

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