Canberrans feel happier and more powerful than the rest of Australia?

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FUELLING Canberra’s current orgy of self-satisfaction a new “How Is Australia Feeling?” project claims the ACT is currently the happiest place in Australia and is also currently feeling the most powerful.

Organiser Lee Crockford says the data is only indicative and is designed to get a bigger dialogue going about how Australians are really feeling and the importance of taking care of our own mental health and opening up about our feelings.

Organisers say the data cannot be considered ‘hard science’ but is clearly indicative of how Australia is feeling right now.

It is believed this is the first ever real time poll of Australians’ moods. Already over 3,000 people are taking part, there are over 10,000 separate data entries and the number is growing by the hour.

The current results – as of Wednesday 8th October at 1.00 p.m. EST – are as follows:

  • The happiest State/Territory in Australia is the ACT (50% of people).
  • The ACT is also feeling ‘the most powerful’.
  • The area of Australia feeling the saddest currently is Tasmania (66%).
  • The most anxious is the Northern Territory (33%).
  • The angriest is New South Wales (5.2%).
  • The State or Territory feeling the most peaceful at the current time is the Northern Territory (66%).

To join in the polling they want you to download the free App from www.howisaustraliafeeling.com. People who are involved are prompted three times a day to reveal how they are feeling at that moment in time. It is completely anonymous.

Lee Crockford added, “In the reality we all live in there will always be stress and pressure. It is perfectly normal to have a very wide range of feelings and that will naturally include sadness and anxiety. As a nation, we have to learn to talk about how we are actually feeling.”

“How is Australia Feeling?” is an initiative of Spur Projects and made possible with the generous support of Fresh Advertising and Acache.

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