2017 was the world's most miserable year on record, study says

West Mosul residents mourn relatives killed by an airstrike targeting ISIS jihadists. Iraq was named the world's second-most negative country in Gallup's annual Global Emotions Report.

London (CNN)Last year was the world's most miserable for more than a decade, according to a survey of people's emotions in more than 145 countries.

People experienced sadness, stress, worry, anger and physical pain more frequently in 2017 than in previous years, according to Gallup's annual Global Emotions Report.
The results mean the world is more "negative" than at any point since the polling company started the study in 2005.
    In a year dominated by war, political division and humanitarian crises, nearly four in 10 people told pollsters that they experienced stress or worry the previous day.
    One in five people reported feeling anger, while 23% experienced sadness and 31% suffered physical pain.
    An armed militiaman stands guard in the majority Muslim district of Bangui, Central African Republic.
    The title of most negative year in the Negative Experience Index had been shared by 2015 and 2016, with scores of 28, but 2017 recorded a score of 30. The survey polled 154,000 people worldwide.
    "Collectively, the world is more stressed, worried, sad and in pain today than we've ever seen it," Mohamed S. Younis, Gallup's managing editor, wrote in the report.
    "Regardless of where a country may fall on the Positive or Negative Experience Indexes or where it ranks in terms of specific positive or negative experiences, all leaders need to be monitoring the emotional temperature of the people they lead," he added.

    Central African Republic scores lowest

    The Central African Republic (CAR) replaced Iraq as the most negative country in the world, the survey found, with three-quarters of residents saying they experienced physical pain and worry the previous day.
    There are more than 600,000 displaced people in the country, which has been plagued by violence between Christians and Muslims in recent years, according to the