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by Jessica Harlan and Stafford Nichols

After one of the most stressful years in recent history, World Poll interviews for the first-ever World Stress Index are underway.

by Julie Ray

The ninth World Happiness Report launches this Saturday on the International Day of Happiness. Find out how the world's happiness fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A decade after Tunisia's revolution, economic troubles remain that cannot all be pinned on the pandemic; 72% say their local economy is getting worse.

Women are good in a crisis, but what comes next? Read what women and the rest of the world think.

by Rajesh Srinivasan

Gallup surveyed 116 countries and areas during the pandemic last year. Read about what Gallup has learned.

by Priscilla Standridge and Julie Ray

Before the global pandemic, results from the latest Cookpad and Gallup study of home cooking trends show more people were cooking at home.

by Julie Ray

Across 60 countries and areas surveyed during the last year of Donald Trump's presidency, median approval of U.S. leadership stands at 22%.

by Julie Ray

Gallup begins the new year with a look back at some of the biggest discoveries from its World Poll in 2020 and looks ahead to 2021.

by Julie Ray

How have the approval ratings of major world powers fared amid the coronavirus pandemic? Gallup offers its latest update on what people in 29 countries and areas think of the leadership of the U.S., China, Germany and Russia in 2020.

As poor as global ratings of U.S. leadership were during President Donald Trump's first year in office, they are potentially shaping up to be worse during his last. Ratings dropped to record lows among many long-time allies, including Germany and the United Kingdom.

by Stafford Nichols

Lightkeeper Group's landmark World Stress Index will rank countries by people's perceptions of stress.

Before the pandemic, the world was already in a more negative emotional state than it had been in years, with scores on Gallup's Negative Experience Index edging slightly higher to 31 in 2019. But no other country in the world was on a more emotional roller coaster than Lebanon.

by Jon Clifton

The 2020 Global Emotions Report shows how people in more than 140 countries and areas are living their lives. This report attempts to quantify whether people are enjoying life and learning new and interesting things and how many of them are angry and worried.

Track how people everywhere feel about their lives. Gallup's global statistics capture the depth and detail of the human emotional experience.

by Andrew Rzepa

In 2019, the World Risk Poll asked people in 142 countries and areas to name the biggest source of risk to their safety. Their answers provide additional guidance for the world's development efforts.

by Joe Daly

Worldwide, Gallup surveys show the medical community was on relatively strong footing before the coronavirus pandemic hit: A record 65% of people in 2019 were satisfied with the availability of quality healthcare where they live.

Amid an economic crisis and a health crisis that has seen the country become the coronavirus' epicenter in the Middle East, Iranians' confidence in their national government has fallen below 50% for the first time since Gallup's tracking began.

Gallup's latest update on its global Law and Order Index shows that in 2019, people in the U.S. and in many places around the globe largely felt secure.

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