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

In the U.S., 66% of adults are dissatisfied with how the vaccination process is going.

A diminished majority of 63% of Americans say the COVID-19 situation in the U.S. is getting worse. Worry about contracting the virus is stable.

Americans continue to be far more positive about their state governors' leadership on COVID-19 than President Trump's or the CDC's, but governors' ratings were down in December.

by Jonathan Rothwell

New research from Franklin Templeton and Gallup explores how personality traits relate to adherence to public health guidelines, acceptance of vaccination and confidence in going out in public.

Despite major disruptions to Americans' lives and routines during the pandemic, U.S. adults' self-reported body weight is unchanged over the past year.

by Jonathan Rothwell

Results from the World Risk Poll show countries where more people worry about harm in daily life often have adopted stricter COVID-19 policies.

Governors in the U.S. continue to inspire more confidence than other political leaders -- or the CDC -- that they have a clear plan in response to the coronavirus.

As the holidays approach, new Franklin Templeton-Gallup research finds that Americans are much less likely to wear a mask when indoors with non-household members than they are to wear one inside stores and other businesses.

Half of Americans say they are completely or mostly isolating from people outside their household, up from 38% last month and the highest level since May.

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say the U.S. coronavirus situation is getting worse. Worry about the availability of hospital supplies and treatment has risen 17 points since October.

Americans' willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccination has rebounded from 50% in September to 58% in October and 63% in November.

Confidence to protect oneself from COVID-19 is strongly linked to public behavior and consumption -- a key driver for economic recovery. Confidence remains relatively consistent despite a surge of infections in the U.S.

Amid another surge in coronavirus cases in the U.S., six in 10 Americans -- including one in three Republicans -- say their lives are still not back to normal.

Nearly six in 10 Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, up from half who said the same in September.

by Stephanie Marken

Will Americans take a vaccine for COVID-19? Prior to last week's announcement by Pfizer of a potential vaccine with 90% efficacy, Gallup had asked Americans about their willingness to take a vaccine for the disease.

Americans are less likely today than they were in late March/early April to say they would be very likely stay home for a month if public health officials recommended it due to a serious outbreak of coronavirus in their community.

by Joe Daly

Worldwide, Gallup surveys show the medical community was on relatively strong footing before the coronavirus pandemic hit: A record 65% of people in 2019 were satisfied with the availability of quality healthcare where they live.

Americans' likelihood to avoid contact with others outside their household dropped to new lows as 53% say they have avoided public places in the week before the survey, and 45% have stayed away from small gatherings during that time.

One-third of U.S. workers say they are "always" working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the lowest reading on this measure since April.