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.