Political disruption, sporting glory and record-breaking weather – 2016 certainly had its fair share of ups and downs.
But while many news outlets have written off 2016 as the worst in living memory, just what was the mood among consumers?
Were people in the UK happier than they were in 2015? Just how did Americans feel about the US Election? Were people around the world really sadder than they were the previous year? Well, using our analytics engine, Unruly Pulse, we can find out.