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Gallup surveys in Afghanistan conducted in 2022 around the one-year anniversary of the Taliban's takeover offer a bleak look inside what Afghan life is like now.

After one year under the Taliban's rule, 90% of Afghans are struggling to get by on their household incomes, and almost as many (86%) have been unable to afford food.

Afghans see women in their country treated with even less respect and dignity now than when the Taliban first took control over a year ago.

Afghans' lives are more miserable now than they were when the Taliban took over last year, and they've lost hope that their future will be any better.

American workers are growing less concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus at work, but the issue is still relevant as one in four workers remain worried.

Gallup polls in 1942, 1947, 1974 and 1980 provide insight into how Americans reacted to inflation when the rate was consistently over 10%.

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

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.

A slim majority of Americans say they would like their senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

Russia's already-stressed economy and institutions are facing more pressure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallup asked more than 300,000 people across 116+ countries and territories how the pandemic affected their lives and livelihoods -- and their willingness to take vaccines.

Just two months away from Christmas, Americans, on average, plan to spend over $900 on gifts this holiday season, more than they've projected since 2019.

Americans have as little optimism as they have had at any point in nearly three decades about young people's ability to have a better life than their parents. Republicans are mostly responsible for the decline.

Research from AWS and Gallup finds workers with more digital skills report substantial benefits in job satisfaction and security over those with fewer skills.

Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan faces substantial economic woes as a parliamentary election quickly approaches.

Americans view the Republican Party slightly more favorably than the Democratic Party, yet both parties are rated negatively on balance. The GOP is still seen as better able to handle international threats and ensure prosperity.

The Economic Confidence Index rose slightly in September, building on gains seen in August. But the index is still highly negative ahead of the midterms.

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.

Twenty-one percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., up from 17% in August and 13% in July.

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