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Mood Map: How the results are calculated

January 14, 2014 -- Updated 1559 GMT (2359 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The CNN economic Mood Map is part of CNN's World Economic Forum coverage
  • It enables users to tell CNN what their economic mood is across four different topics
  • Users can see how their mood compares to others in their country and around the world

(CNN) -- The economic Mood Map is part of CNN's Davos coverage and gives you the chance to share sentiment about the economic climate in your county. You can then compare your results with CNN.com users all over the world.

The four questions you answer have multiple choice answers, representing sentiments from positive to negative. Once submitted, we compile the answers and color the world map, based on an average of the responses for each country. So if 50% of respondents were very positive and 50% very negative, the country in question would be colored from the center of the scale. We also show how many people have responded in each country.

This is not a scientific poll. The results only indicate the sentiments felt by CNN.com users and may not reflect public opinion.

The CNN economic Mood Map can be found here.

For more on this topic, explore the OECD's Better Life Index. It looks at whether people are happy with the economy and their personal lives by asking them to create their own well-being index.

The data mostly come from the OECD, the United Nations and National Statistics Offices.

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