Bring out the lithium – South Africans seem to be a bipolar bunch.
Two weeks after being placed in the top 10 in the World Misery Index, which ranked 108 countries, a new survey by Ask Afrika provides a totally different psychological profile.
In the survey, as many as 80% of South Africans said they were happy last year. That showed an increase from 70% in 2013.
It is more remarkable because the late 80% result is 10% above the worldwide average.
A sample of South Africans were surveyed over the telephone in December.
The survey also showed 81% of South Africans, compared to 60% globally, said they would go to war for the country. Measuring by continent, Africans in general were happier – 83% were content, followed by Asia’s 77%.
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