Singapore goes from most "emotionless" to highest increase in "positive emotions": Gallup
Just a year ago, Singapore was ranked the world's most emotionless society by a Gallup survey.
In a major turnaround, it has now been singled out as the country which has recorded the biggest surge in "positive emotions" in the latest edition of the same survey.
According to the findings released on Monday, 70 per cent of respondents here reported more positive emotions last year, compared to 46 per cent the year before - the biggest jump among the 143 countries and areas surveyed by the international polling firm.
That catapulted the Republic from the bottom of the table in the 2011 study to the top half of the "positive" league of nations. Gallup attributed the upswing in positive emotions to the "unprecedented attention" given to the 2011 study, which could have influenced how Singaporeans responded to the latest survey.