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Ahead of the DRC's scheduled election on Dec. 20, Gallup data paint a picture of widespread vulnerability, health problems and negative experiences.
77% of Americans who have interacted with police in the past 12 months say the experience was positive overall, but those who do not report positive experiences in police encounters have lower wellbeing and feel less safe.
Gallup's latest surveys in Russia show that confidence in the nation's military has slipped, even as Russians' faith in other institutions has risen.
Gallup's latest update on its annual Law and Order Index reveals a shakeup in the least and most safe countries in the world.
Attitudes toward local policing among Black adults differ by gender, with Black women having less-positive perceptions than Black men.
Black Americans continue to report less favorable attitudes than White adults toward policing, and interest in major police reform has also been steadily higher among Black adults.
Iraqi Kurdistan's stability relative to the rest of Iraq has not translated into economic improvement.
Twenty years after the start of the Iraq War, Gallup explores how Iraqis see their lives now and how their views have evolved since the U.S.-led invasion.
U.S. women are about as satisfied as U.S. men with most major aspects of their lives and are largely satisfied with women's position in the country, but they trail men when it comes to their sense of financial and personal security.
Black women in the U.S. face unique challenges beyond those experienced by Black Americans more broadly.
A record-high 63% of Americans are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws, marking a seven-point increase over the past year. Democrats are far less satisfied than Republicans.
Ecuador now ranks as the least safe country in Latin America, thanks to escalating gang violence, drug trafficking and civil unrest in 2022.
Gallup editors offer their picks for some of the most important world discoveries -- and most highly read international stories -- in 2022.
A mass killing at a day care in early October likely added to mounting stress among a Thai population already uneasy about the country's institutions.
Gallup's latest update on its annual Law and Order Index shows global progress on safety stalled in 2021 -- particularly in countries such as the U.S.
Gallup's Regional Director for the World Poll in Latin America, Johanna Godoy, discusses the challenges that women face in her region.
Americans' 52% support for stricter gun laws is the lowest since 2014, and the 19% who favor a ban on possession of handguns is the lowest on record.
Gallup's update on global law and order shows that people worldwide didn't feel less safe during the first year of the pandemic.
Gallup's latest report shows that most people worldwide feel secure and have confidence in their local police. Download the latest report to learn more.