Updated 12:18 PM PHT Thu, March 17, 2016
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A new survey from Gallup suggests that Filipinos are among the most emotional people in the world.
According to Gallup's 2016 Global Emotions Report, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the Philippines are among the most emotional people in the world with nearly 60 percent of people surveyed saying they experienced both positive and negative emotions the day before they were interviewed.
To complete the survey, Gallup interviewed over 147,000 adults in 140 countries in 2015.
Questions asked of the individuals were taken from two indexes: the Positive Experience Index and the Negative Experience Index.
Participants were asked questions ranging from whether they were well-rested yesterday and did they learn anything yesterday, to whether they experienced pain or sadness the day before they were interviewed.
'Positive and negative experiences'
Countries in Latin America led the list of countries with the most positive experiences.
According to the Gallup report, the 10 countries with the highest positive experiences worldwide are: Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Uzbekistan, Ecuador, El Salvador, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Colombia, and Switzerland.
Countries with the lowest scores in this index are Syria, Turkey, Nepal, Georgia, Serbia, Iraq, Yemen, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine.
Meanwhile the countries with the highest scores in the negative experience index are Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Cyprus, Liberia, Togo, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Portugal, and the Palestinian Territories.
It is the third year in a row that Iran and Iraq have topped this list.
Gallup noted that "people in most of the countries with the highest negative scores in 2015 were contending with some disruption – economic or otherwise. Almost all countries at the top of the list in 2014 are at the top of the list again in 2015."
The countries with the lowest scores in the negative experience index are Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Belarus, Somalia, Singapore, Mongolia, and Estonia.
Gallup added: "Countries with ties to Russia and the former Soviet Union largely dominate the list of countries at the other end of the spectrum, where fewer than four in 10 residents reported experiencing any of these feelings.
According to John Clifton, managing director of Gallup Global Analytics, the 2016 Global emotions report "focuses on how people live their lives."
He added, "Leaders know that wealth isn't everything – a great society has people who see their lives well and live their lives well. This report shows the countries in which people are living their lives to the fullest."