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Biden's overall job rating has slipped to 38%, and his ratings on immigration, the Israel-Hamas situation, foreign affairs and the economy are even lower.

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.

U.S. stock ownership has reached 61%, a level last seen during the Great Recession.

Regional spillover from the war between Hamas and Israel may test Iraqis' newfound confidence in their political and national institutions.

Americans are the least satisfied with their personal lives than they have been since 2011, but some subgroups are faring better than others.

Americans remain largely negative about the state of the economy and inflation, but their economic confidence is the highest it has been in two years.

If the war between Israel and Hamas spills into Lebanon, it could further destabilize a country still struggling from years of economic and political crises.

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Biden enters 2024 with a persistently low job approval rating of 39%, the worst of any modern-day president seeking reelection at the same point.

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.

Half of U.S. nonretirees expect the Social Security system will pay them benefits when they retire, up from 45% in 2015 and 36% in 2010.

About half of U.S. holiday shoppers say they will buy most or all of their gifts in December, with 16% buying all of them this month.

The amount Americans plan to spend on holiday gifts this year has increased as the season has progressed, from $923 in October to $975 in November.

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

Joe Biden's approval rating remains at its record low, with worse ratings for his handling of foreign affairs, the economy and the Middle East situation.

Liberians head back to the polls on Tuesday for a runoff election between two closely matched candidates.

Afghan women's satisfaction with the freedom they have to choose what they do with their lives dropped to an unprecedented low of 11% in 2023.

As thousands of Afghans are forced to cross the border from Pakistan, they enter an economy where millions are unable to afford food and shelter.

Close to two-thirds of likely Black Friday/Cyber Monday shoppers will buy something for themselves this year.