It's not just you;the world really is getting more miserable.
People worldwide are sadder,angrier and more fearful than ever before,according to a major analysis of global well-being.
All three emotions rose to record levels in 2018,for the second consecutive year,in Gallup's annual Global State of Emotions report.
On the bright side,people reported a slight decline in stress,meaning that overall,the world remained exactly as miserable as it was in 2017.Unfortunately,that also was a record year for misery.
In the most recent 12 months dominated by war,political crises and humanitarian emergencies around the globe,Chad took the unwelcome honor of being the world's most negative country.
It was followed by Niger,Sierra Leone and Iraq,while Latin American nations dominated on the positive side.
Gallup charted humanity's prolonged slump by holding 151,000 interviews in 2018 with adults in more than 140 countries.It has measured emotions annually since 2006.
In 2018,about 4 in 10 people said they experienced a lot of worry the day before the interview,while a third said they were stressed and nearly 3 in 10 said they felt a lot of physical pain.A quarter experienced sadness,and 22%were angry.
Chad's economy has been in a deep recession since a 2014 fall in oil prices,and living standards continue to fall in the central African nation;almost 6 million of its 15 million citizens live in extreme poverty.
"The country's overall score at least partly reflects the violence,displacement and the collapse of basic services in parts of Chad that have affected thousands of families,"Gallup wrote.About 72%of people in the country said they struggled to afford food at some point over the year.
Chadians were also unable to access the internet for most of 2018 after their government shut it down.
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