Good news, humanity — the world is actually a very loving place! According to the Gallup World Poll , 70% of the world's population say they experience love on any given day.
In the US, that number was even higher with 81% of Americans experiencing love from a family member, good friends, or romantic partner. However, the U.S. was far from the most loving country.
The world leader for love is the Philippines, where 93% of the population reported feeling loved on a typical day. Rwanda came in second at 92%, and Puerto Rico was third with 90%.
At the other end of the spectrum, Armenia, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan had the lowest rankings on the list, with only an average of 29%-32% of the population feeling loved. Justin Wolfers, a Gallup Senior Scientist and University of Michigan Professor, pointed out that the shocking difference between countries could be due to how cultures define "love" — i.e. as simply feelings for a romantic partner, and not family members or friends.
The Gallup World Poll took place in 2006-2007, and surveyed 136 countries with the question: "Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about love?"
See the most loving and least loving countries below, or see the full ranking here.
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