Most pessimistic country in ASEAN: Singapore

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Singapore has been identified by a survey of market reseacher Gallup as the most pessimistic country in ASEAN, and not only this, it also ranks among the 10 countries worldwide with the most pessimistic people.

The survey’s methodology is based on representative questioning of people asked to rate the expected quality of their future live – in 5 years from now – and gives the percentage of those who rate their future more pessimistic than their current life.

While Greece topped the list of pessimistic countries globally with 38 per cent of respondents pessimistic about the direction of their lives, Singapore ranks 8 with 26 per cent of the people questioned saying that their are pessimistic. Apparently people also feel shortcomings in interpersonal interaction.

Gallup said that optimism is often found among those with low current life ratings, as is the case in less developed nations. In countries where residents generally rate their lives poorly, people tend to expect their lives to improve, likely because they cannot fathom their lives getting worse.

In countries where residents already give their current lives high ratings, people are somewhat more likely to expect their lives to stay the same. Technically, those who rate their current lives as high as possible have no chance of being termed optimistic, as their future life rating cannot exceed that score.

The above table shows the most pessimistic countries in ASEAN (percentage of the population that thinks their quality of life will become worse in 5 years from now). Singapore by far takes the lead, with other ASEAN nations being much more “optimistic.”

 

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(No data for Myanmar, Brunei)

Singapore has been identified by a survey of market reseacher Gallup as the most pessimistic country in ASEAN, and not only this, it also ranks among the 10 countries worldwide with the most pessimistic people.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Pessimism
(No data for Myanmar, Brunei)

Singapore has been identified by a survey of market reseacher Gallup as the most pessimistic country in ASEAN, and not only this, it also ranks among the 10 countries worldwide with the most pessimistic people.

The survey’s methodology is based on representative questioning of people asked to rate the expected quality of their future live – in 5 years from now – and gives the percentage of those who rate their future more pessimistic than their current life.

While Greece topped the list of pessimistic countries globally with 38 per cent of respondents pessimistic about the direction of their lives, Singapore ranks 8 with 26 per cent of the people questioned saying that their are pessimistic. Apparently people also feel shortcomings in interpersonal interaction.

Gallup said that optimism is often found among those with low current life ratings, as is the case in less developed nations. In countries where residents generally rate their lives poorly, people tend to expect their lives to improve, likely because they cannot fathom their lives getting worse.

In countries where residents already give their current lives high ratings, people are somewhat more likely to expect their lives to stay the same. Technically, those who rate their current lives as high as possible have no chance of being termed optimistic, as their future life rating cannot exceed that score.

The above table shows the most pessimistic countries in ASEAN (percentage of the population that thinks their quality of life will become worse in 5 years from now). Singapore by far takes the lead, with other ASEAN nations being much more “optimistic.”

 

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