Daily Archives: December 25, 2012
Gallup (Gallup News reports empirical evidence about the world’s 7 billion citizens based on Gallup’s continuous polling in 160 countries.) has measured the world most positive and negative behaviour countries out of 148 countries by asking 5 questions.
Results are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, conducted in 2011 in 148 countries and areas. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error ranged from ±3.4 percentage points to ±3.9 percentage points. The margin of error reflects the influence of data weighting. In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls
Gallup measured positive emotions in 148 countries and areas in 2011 using five questions. These questions ask people whether they experienced a lot of enjoyment the day before the survey and whether they felt respected, well-rested, laughed and smiled a lot, and did or learned something interesting.
The average percentage of respondents worldwide who said “yes” to these five questions reflects a relatively upbeat world. Gallup found that 85% of adults worldwide felt treated with respect all day, 72% smiled and laughed a lot, 73% felt enjoyment a lot of the day, and 72% felt well-rested. The only emotion that less than half of people worldwide reported experiencing was getting to learn or do something interesting the previous day, at 43%. Despite many global challenges, people worldwide are experiencing many positive emotions.
A crime is committed in Kuwait every 30 minutes, according to a report published by a local newspaper yesterday quoting official statistics. Based on available data till September-end.
The report also indicates that felony cases including murder, mugging, fights and battery assault have “doubled” this year compared to 2011, further pointing out a rise in other cases including possession of unlicensed weapons and suicides. Further details in the statistical report show that 3906 felony and 11,595 misdemeanor crimes were recorded this year till the end of September. Moreover, 906 crimes were committed by Kuwaitis, more than any other nationality (up by 16% compared to 2011), followed by Egyptians with 247 (up by 18%) and bedouin (stateless) residents with 218 (up by 16.5%). To shed further light on the subject, Al-Qabas spoke with specialists in the security, educational and medical fields who blamed several aspects for the increase in recorded crimes in recent years. “The recurrence of crimes is a clear indication of a major flaw in security measures which the Interior Ministry shares responsibility for,” said attorney Nawaf Sari, who also believes that security on borders is “weak as far as checking smuggling of weapons into Kuwait was concerned.” The main suspect in the Avenues Mall murder case, a 22-year-old Bedouin, re-enacted his crime on Sunday in front of senior security officials including Acting Director of the Criminal Investigations General Department, Brigadier General Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh. The suspect, who faces first degree murder charges, also led officers to the place where he got rid of the weapon used in the crime.