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The United Nations has a new official method for classifying urban and rural areas around the world: the Degree of Urbanisation.

Gallup has interviewed 1.1 million women for more than a decade about their daily lives. Read their stories.

by Andrew Rzepa, Sera L. Young and Alexandros Makarigakis

A consortium of Northwestern University, UNESCO and Gallup is working together to benchmark water insecurity by conducting nationally representative surveys in 33 countries across Africa and India in 2020.

by Julie Ray and RJ Reinhart

Gallup editors preview some of the big data trends and global storylines they'll be watching in 2020.

by Julie Ray

U.S. approval ratings. Emotions. Elections. Migration. Safety. Brexit. What was the world's biggest story? Read Gallup editors' top picks.

by Zacc Ritter

The public's trust in journalists varies significantly across 144 countries and territories surveyed in 2018 and is linked to political polarization.

by Jon Clifton

Unemployment doesn't tell us much about a country's prosperity or economic growth. At best, the current metric gives us an incomplete picture. It's time to retire it.

29% of adults, or about 1.5 billion people worldwide, reported working full time for an employer in 2018.

by RJ Reinhart

On World Children's Day, perceptions that children are treated with respect vary widely around the globe.

by Julie Ray

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.