Law and Order
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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.
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.
Among fragile community residents, 43% say they know "some" or "a lot" of people who have been treated unfairly by the police.
Afghanistan sits alone at the bottom of Gallup's Law and Order Index rankings with a score of 38 in 2018, the deadliest year for its civilians in a decade.
In 2018, 69% of people worldwide said that they feel safe walking alone at night where they live, and 68% said they have confidence in their local police.
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A new report from Lloyd's Register Foundation and Gallup finds that globally, safety and risk data in general are patchy -- if these data exist at all.