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Crime became an issue in the recent midterm elections, underscoring the importance of understanding what lies behind Americans' views of the issue.

Americans' views about their federal government are complex and often paradoxical.

Most Americans are confident that votes will be accurately cast and counted, but the partisan gap in election accuracy has never been wider.

Four in 10 U.S. registered voters say they have already voted or plan to vote before Election Day, a higher proportion than in prior midterm elections.

The political environment for the 2022 midterms should work to the benefit of the Republican Party, based on national mood indicators.

Americans are giving the elections less thought and are less enthusiastic about voting than in 2018, a year of unprecedented voter turnout.

Registered voters rate the economy as the most important factor influencing their vote this midterm election cycle, but abortion and crime are close behind.

Joe Biden's latest job approval rating is 40%. His 42% seventh-quarter average approval rating is fairly typical for recent presidents.

Gallup polling shows majority support for election-law policies that make voting easier and opposition to those that make voting harder -- with the exception of photo ID requirements.

Where does the public stand on abortion, critical race theory and gender identity issues?

After peaking at 62% in early 2021, Americans' desire to see a third major party emerge in the country has dropped to 56%, which is about average for this trend.

Results from Gallup surveys in Brazil offer some insight into what is shaping Brazilian voters' choices ahead of the country's general election this week.

Good economic news may bolster the odds for incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, who currently trails Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in most polls.

Before heading to the polls on Sunday, 67% of Brazilian adults say they are not confident in the honesty of elections in their country.

The economy and inflation are Americans' top concerns leading into the November midterm elections.

Before Mario Draghi's government collapsed, Italians were cautiously optimistic on the trajectory of their living standards and national government.

Ahead of what's expected to be a close presidential race in Kenya, Gallup surveys show Kenyans lack faith in the honesty of their elections and are struggling to afford the basics.

A slim majority of U.S. registered voters say their representative in Congress deserves reelection, and 21% say most members do. Both figures are near the lows Gallup has measured in past midterm election years.

U.S. adults are more enthusiastic than usual about voting in the midterms. The economy, gun policy and abortion are important voting issues this year.

As Nigeria prepares for nationwide elections early next year, Gallup surveys show residents are continuing to lose faith in their national government. Nigerians' confidence in their government was the lowest in Africa last year.