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Are Indians most pessimistic about future? Find out...

Last updated on: December 13, 2013 21:27 IST

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There are some countries where citizens are not satisfied with their lives, primarily due to bad economic conditions.

Let's take a look at some nations where people are suffering most, according to a study carried out by Gallup.

Note: Gallup considers people to be suffering if they rate their current lives a 4 or lower and their lives in five years a 4 or lower. The respondents do not label themselves as suffering.

Source: Gallup Global Suffering

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Photographs: Reuters

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Bulgaria

Percentage of suffering: 39 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 1

Bulgaria, which has a per capita income of $15,933, has 39 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Men ride horses during celebrations marking the traditional holiday Todorov den, also known as the Horse Easter, near Sofia, Bulgaria.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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Armenia

Percentage of suffering: 37 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 2

Armenia, which has a per capita income of $5,838, has 37 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A view of a cafe along a street in Yerevan, Armenia.
Photographs: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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Cambodia

Percentage of suffering: 34 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 3

Cambodia, which has a per capita income of $2,395, has 34 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Tourists take photos at the memorial stupa filled with the skulls of more than 8,000 Khmer Rouge victims at the Choeung Ek site of the 'Killing Fields' located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Photographs: Chor Sokunthea/Reuters
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Haiti

Percentage of suffering: 32 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 4

Haiti, which has a per capita income of $1,242, has 32 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Revellers take part in the national carnival in Santo Domingo, Haiti.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
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Hungary

Percentage of suffering: 32 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 5

Hungary, which has a per capita income of $19,637, has 32 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A model poses on the hood of a 1961 Cadillac at the Dream Car exhibition in Budapest, Hungary.
Photographs: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
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Madagascar

Percentage of suffering: 31 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 6

Madagascar, which has a per capita income of $933, has 31 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Boys use catapults to scare away birds from their rice paddy fields in the outskirts of the capital Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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Macedonia

Percentage of suffering: 31 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 7

Macedonia, which has a per capita income of $10,718, has 31 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A girl walks in front of a shop window with discount offers in Skopje, Macedonia.
Photographs: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters
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Iran

Percentage of suffering: 31 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 8

Iran, which has a per capita income of $12,986, has 31 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A snowboarder navigates the slope at the ski resort in Shemshak, 50km northeast of Tehran, Iran.
Photographs: Caren Firouz/Reuters
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Syria

Percentage of suffering: 29 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 9

Syria, which has a per capita income of $5,100, has 29 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Waiters at Bikdash shop in Old Damascus carry plates of hand made ice-cream, Syria.
Photographs: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters
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Afghanistan

Percentage of suffering: 29 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 10

Afghanistan, which has a per capita income of $1,053, has 29 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A shepherd tends to his sheep as they graze on the desert grass near a refugee camp in Bagram district, 50km north of the Afghanistan capital Kabul.
Photographs: Sherwin Crasto/Reuters

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Lebanon

Percentage of suffering: 29 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 11

Lebanon, which has a per capita income of $15,522, has 29 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Children fly their kites during an Interschool Kite Meetings in Beirut, Lebanon.
Photographs: Jamal Saidi/Reuters
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Tanzania

Percentage of suffering: 28 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 12

Tanzania, which has a per capita income of $1,566, has 28 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Houses are seen at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania's Hie district.
Photographs: Katrina Manson/Reuters
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Percentage of suffering: 27 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 13

Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has a per capita income of $9,597, has 27 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A child plays with a snowman after a snowfall in central Bosnian town of Zenica.
Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

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Iraq

Percentage of suffering: 27 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 14

Iraq, which has a per capita income of $4,272, has 27 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Visitors enter the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, 100km south of Baghdad, Iraq.
Photographs: Saad Shalash/Reuters
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Romania

Percentage of suffering: 27 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 15

Romania, which has a per capita income of $16,518, has 27 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A woman tries on a bridal gown during the E-Marriage Fest wedding fair in Bucharest, Romania.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Malawi

Percentage of suffering: 27 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 16

Malawi, which has a per capita income of $857, has 27 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A mother and child are given a ride on a bicycle in Zalewa, a small town outside Blantyre, Southern Malawi. Malawians can make $5 a day from carrying people on bicycles, good money in a country where more than half of the 13 million people live below a dollar a day.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
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Greece

Percentage of suffering: 26 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 17

Greece, which has a per capita income of $25,331, has 26 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: People sit at a cafe at the tourist district of Plaka in central Athens, Greece.
Photographs: John Kolesidis/Reuters
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Tunisia

Percentage of suffering: 25 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 18

Tunisia, which has a per capita income of $9,774, has 25 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Tourists ride camels on the island of Djerba, Tunisia.
Photographs: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters
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Honduras

Percentage of suffering: 25 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 19

Honduras, which has a per capita income of $4,345, has 25 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A man steers his canoe offshore of Cayo Cachahuate on the northern coast of Honduras.
Photographs: Tomas Bravo/Reuters
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India

Percentage of suffering: 25 per cent

Rank in most suffering: 20

India, which has a per capita income of $3,991, has 25 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."


Image: Shoppers leave a retail store inside a mall in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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