Filipinos among world's most stressed people, survey says

People look on as rescue workers carry a survivor out of the collapsed Chuzon supermarket in Porac, pampanga province on April 23, 2019, a day after a 6.3 magnitude quake. – Philippine rescuers were scrambling April 23 to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Filipinos are among the most stressed people in the world, according to a global survey.

Asked about their feelings, Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report found 58% of Filipinos in 2018 to have experienced stress the day before the survey.

Only Greece is more stressed than the Philippines with 59% of its population feeling the negative emotion.

Tanzania (57%), Albania, Iran, Sri Lanka, and the United States of America (55%) also ranked high on the list of world’s most stressed populations.

More than one in three people said they experienced a lot of stress (35%) in the survey of more than 151,000 adults in over 148 countries in 2018.

The study measures life’s intangibles – feelings and emotions – that traditional economic indicators such as GDP were never intended to capture.