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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.

Gallup's Law and Order Index uses four questions to gauge people's sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.

Embracing equity for women starts with ensuring they have opportunities to thrive and innovate at school, at work and in the digital space.

Nearly six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws, marking the ninth consecutive year of majority-level dissatisfaction.

Gallup's latest update on its global Law and Order Index shows that in 2019, people in the U.S. and in many places around the globe largely felt secure.

Nearly seven in 10 people worldwide said in 2019 that they have confidence in their local police.