Every month we ask people to tell us what emotions they feel the most. People usually choose 2-3 and this provides us with an indication of how many people are angry or how many people are relaxed.
Twelve months ago, close to 2 million people claimed the emotion that they felt the most was stress and while this emotion is still prevalent (50% of population), Irish people have moved from negative or pessimistic emotions to more positive and optimistic emotions.
In our most recent March 2015 data, we can see 421,200 Irish people are no longer feeling disgust, contempt or fear. In other positive news, there are 568,800 more people feeling relaxed, excitement or enjoyment.