June 14, 2012 ·25 Comments
WASHINGTON — Gallup conducted a survey in 2011 that shows the people of Somaliland worry less and feel less sadness, stress, and pain in comparison to people from other 147 countries surveyed.
Gallup is a world leader in conducting and delivering research for more than 75 years. Gallup conducted surveys in 148 countries and areas throughout 2011. Gallup conducted the survey by telephone and face-to-face interviews with 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, with sampling error of ±3.4. Somaliland people lead the world to least likely experience negative emotions on daily basis, according to Gallup’s Negative Experience Index. The score for Somaliland,11, is the lowest score out of the 148 countries that has been surveyed in 2011.
The survey asked each person five questions about the levels of sadness, stress, anger, physical pain, and worry they are experiencing at the time the survey was conducted. The Negative Experience Index is a measure of the respondents’ experience on well-being on the day before the survey, providing real-time measures of respondents’ negative emotions and pain. The score for Somaliland means that people in Somaliland have less negative emotions (less sadness, stress, anger, physical pain, and worry) than the other 147 countries.
The International community has been wondering about Somaliland people’s secret in escaping from all the violence, piracy, extremism, and horrors of drought in the Horn of Africa, and have been baffled by the real democratic progress in a very difficult region. The finding of this survey is another testament to the Somaliland’s success story. Despite the fact that Somaliland is an extremely poor country that is not recognized by the International Community as a sovereign nation, the people of Somaliland worry less and feel less sadness, stress, and pain in comparison to the other 147 countries in this survey (these 147 countries include the richest nations in the world).
This survey also supports the findings of a previous polling conducted by the International Republican Institute in 2011 that showed 90% of the people of Somaliland are very hopeful about their future in Somaliland. This is another amazing story of Somaliland story: it is a peaceful and stable nation in a very difficult region; a moderate Islamic nation that is democratic with open society; a very poor country with a population that is very hopeful and positive about their future, and leads the world to least likely experience negative emotions.
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