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by Joe Daly

Starting this year, in partnership with the Wellbeing for Planet Earth Foundation, Gallup is expanding its global studies of wellbeing.

Gallup's snapshot of how satisfied people in 145 countries and areas were in 2019 with efforts to preserve the environment and with air and water.

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.