“Gallup’s annual Global Emotions Report measures people’s positive and negative experiences worldwide, giving leaders insights into the emotional health of their societies, which traditional economic indicators don’t capture. In 2021, people worldwide felt more worried, stressed and sad than at any time in the past 16 years. They also had fewer positive experiences than they did in 2020. 28% of people said they experienced a lot of sadness the previous day, the highest percentage ever recorded. 42% of people said they experienced a lot of worry the previous day, up from 40% in 2020.
Why are emotions important in our daily lives?
- Emotion is a fundamental element of the human experience.
- How people feel affects life outcomes and is a definitive indicator of societal health and progress.
- Tracking big-picture trends worldwide reveals which populations have high wellbeing and which are experiencing emotional turmoil…”