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Gallup asked more than 300,000 people across 116+ countries and territories how the pandemic affected their lives and livelihoods -- and their willingness to take vaccines.

Handwashing is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Worldwide, 58% of the population reports washing their hands at least five times a day.

As the COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves across the global economy last year, Gallup surveys in 117 countries and territories in 2020 show the pandemic damaged more than a billion people's livelihoods in its wake.

The majority of adults worldwide (68%) told Gallup in 2020 that they would agree to be vaccinated if a coronavirus vaccine were available, but about one in three -- or 1.3 billion people -- would not.

Eight in 10 adults worldwide said in 2020 that their lives were affected at least some by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 45% saying it affected them a lot.

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.