Study: The world is sadder and angrier than ever before

People across the earth 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-breaking year for misery.

In the most recent 12 months dominated by war, political crises and humanitarian emergencies across the globe, Chad took the unwelcome honor of being the world’s most negative country.