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

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.

A new UNICEF study reveals new insights into the changing nature of childhood, including how young people are staying informed and the institutions they trust.

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

Gallup's Law and Order Index uses four questions to gauge people's sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.

Gallup's latest report shows that most people worldwide feel secure and have confidence in their local police. Download the latest report to learn more.

More than six in 10 people worldwide were satisfied in 2020 with efforts in their countries to preserve the environment. But not everyone was this content, including majorities in several top carbon-emitting countries.