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The world's goal of achieving "zero hunger" by 2030 is even more unlikely, according to the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.

Ahead of what's expected to be a close presidential race in Kenya, Gallup surveys show Kenyans lack faith in the honesty of their elections and are struggling to afford the basics.

While sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the least connected parts of the globe, internet access grew substantially in five countries in the region between 2019 and 2021.

Young adults in sub-Saharan Africa are among the most optimistic groups in the region. But can that optimism continue in the face of multiple crises?

Emotionally, the second year of the pandemic was an even tougher year for the world than the first one: Gallup's Negative Experience Index reached a new high, and the Positive Experience Index dropped for the first time in years.

As Nigeria prepares for nationwide elections early next year, Gallup surveys show residents are continuing to lose faith in their national government. Nigerians' confidence in their government was the lowest in Africa last year.

Half of the world's adults (50%) now say their city or area is a "good place" for gay and lesbian people to live -- a figure that has doubled over the past decade and represents a new high in Gallup World Poll's trend dating back to 2005.

Africans' support for Russia was mixed in the lead-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden ended his first year in office with a 45% median approval rating and a 33% disapproval rating across 116 countries.

Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the image of U.S. leadership was stronger across much of NATO than it had been in years.

A new Gallup analysis suggests that older people around the world felt a greater sense of calmness in 2020 compared with younger people, which may have positively affected the older generation's overall wellbeing.

The 2022 World Happiness Report launches Friday ahead of the International Day of Happiness. Find out how the world's happiness fared in the second year of the pandemic and look at the world's happiness over the past decade.

This International Women's Day, Gallup surveys show people in 31 countries today are less likely to say women are treated with respect and dignity. Most are in Europe.

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 Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Magali Rheault, discusses the challenges -- and opportunities -- for women in Africa.

Gallup begins the new year with a look at our biggest global discoveries in 2021 and what's ahead in 2022.

A new Wellcome Global Monitor report reveals how much -- or little -- people think their governments value the opinions and expertise of scientists and make decisions based on their advice.

A new report from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme sheds light on the state of volunteerism during the pandemic.