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Safety

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The 44% of U.S. K-12 parents who fear for their children's safety at school is the highest in over 20 years, and 20% say their children worry about school safety.

Americans' support for stricter gun laws has risen sharply in the wake of last month's high-profile mass shootings.

Learn more about Americans' recent attitudes about guns in the U.S.

Gallup's Regional Director for the World Poll in Latin America, Johanna Godoy, discusses the challenges that women face in her region.

The Hologic Global Study on Women's Health offers insight into how widespread domestic violence is worldwide by asking women and men about the scope of the problem in their countries.

Gallup's update on global law and order shows that people worldwide didn't feel less safe during the first year of the pandemic.

Americans' worry about becoming a victim of 13 crimes is trending upward this year after edging mostly downward in 2020.

Americans' view that local crime has gotten worse in the past year has jumped 13 percentage points to 51%, the highest in over a decade.

The majority of adults worldwide (68%) told Gallup in 2020 that they would agree to be vaccinated if a coronavirus vaccine were available, but about one in three -- or 1.3 billion people -- would not.

Are women around the world making progress? Read what women and the rest of the world think.

Nearly seven in 10 people worldwide said in 2019 that they have confidence in their local police.

The World Risk Poll, the first global study of worry and risk, provides insight into how well governments around the world are fulfilling their mandate to keep their people safe.

Social & Policy Issues

In the U.S., Black adults are less likely than all other racial groups to say they feel safe walking alone at night where they live.

New research on the effects of question wording supports the conclusion that a majority of about six in 10 Americans support an assault weapons ban.

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.

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.