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World becoming more negative, new survey indicates

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More people around the world are reporting experiencing negative emotions, according to a new survey.
The number of people who report feeling “a lot” of sadness, anger, physical pain, stress and worry has been steadily increasing in recent years, according to Gallup’s Negative Experience Index. The results of the 2013 survey, which was conducted in 138 countries, continued the upward trend that began in 2007, researchers said.
Iraq, Iran and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa topped the list of places where residents reported they experienced negative emotions “yesterday.” Worldwide, 34 percent of ...

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