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Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have been included in the list of 20 countries of the world, whose inhabitants experience the least amount of negative emotions. This is stated in Gallup’s Global Emotions 2018 report.

In 2017, researchers interviewed citizens of 147 countries around the world on two blocks of questions, one of which concerned positive and the other — negative emotions. The first block includes such questions as Did you feel rested yesterday? and Did you laugh yesterday? The second block consisted of questions, like Did you experience physical pain yesterday? and Did you feel sad yesterday? Based on the results, a numerical index was calculated, which was generalized throughout the country.

The rankings of positive and negative experiences were compiled independently. There are four of them: 15 countries with the lowest number of negative emotions, 12 countries with the highest number of negative emotions, 13 countries with the least number of positive emotions, 12 countries with the largest number of positive emotions.

Kyrgyzstan shared the first place with Taiwan with the smallest number of negative experiences. Both countries scored only 16 points.

Kazakhstan takes the second place with 17 points, the third – Estonia with 18 points, the fourth – Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, which scored 19 points. They are followed by Russia, Poland and Mongolia with 20 points.

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