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As the Taliban retook power in Afghanistan, 94% of Afghans rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering.
Gallup surveys conducted as the Taliban completed their takeover of Afghanistan in 2021 showed the percentage of Afghans who said women in their country were treated with respect and dignity dropped to a record low of 31%.
Economic conditions in Afghanistan were bleak as the Taliban took control, with 87% of Afghans struggling to get by on their current household income.
Afghans' disapproval of U.S. leadership soared to a record-high 83% in 2021 as the U.S. pulled troops out and the Taliban took over.
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans -- if not more -- have already fled their country since the Taliban seized power. Millions more would leave if they had the chance.
Life was already extremely difficult in Afghanistan before the Taliban's return to power in 2021, but Gallup surveys detail unprecedented suffering among Afghans as the U.S. withdrew and the Taliban took over.
Americans view Canada, Great Britain, France and Japan the best of 19 countries asked about -- and North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and Iraq the worst.
Afghanistan's new Taliban government faces an early test as a humanitarian crisis lurks on the horizon.
Americans tend to support the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, although the execution of that process gets low marks.
Gallup editors provide insights into the current situation in Afghanistan with a look back at what Afghans have been telling Gallup about their lives for years through the World Poll.
Americans are now evenly divided in their views on whether it was a mistake for the U.S. to send troops to Afghanistan in 2001.
Gallup takes a look back at how Osama bin Laden's death affected attitudes about U.S. leadership and terrorism.
Americans are unlikely to have strong reactions to Joe Biden's defense budget and his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
Synopsis: Afghan women are less hopeful about their futures this International Women's Day than they were a decade ago.
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