Global Love Rankings

Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson mined the unique Gallup data for insights into the nature of love and its relationship to nationality, age, money and economic development. The survey, conducted in 136 countries, posed the question: “Did you experience love for a lot of the day yesterday?”

Graphic by Christopher Ingraham and Marcia Underwood


Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson discuss the economics of love, examining the demographics and results of a global survey on love. Wolfers and Stevenson explain the relationships between love and wealth, age and gender, and broadly state the social incentives to form loving bonds.