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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 Neli Esipova, Julie Ray and Anita Pugliese

Few Egyptians living abroad would like to return home, but this is even more the case among the youngest Egyptians.

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 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.

by Julie Ray

A new report from Lloyd's Register Foundation and Gallup finds that globally, safety and risk data in general are patchy -- if these data exist at all.