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About AmericasBarometer

The Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) is a leader in the development, implementation, and analysis of public opinion surveys. Founded by Dr. Mitchell Seligson over two decades ago, its principal focus is on citizens and democracy in Latin America.

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Or view the AmericasBarometer at a Glance and our informational brochure (in español).

Also, this article from Vanderbilt's Arts and Science magazine is a good introduction to LAPOP's work.


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What is unique about the AmericasBarometer?

Features  AmericasBarometer Other
Includes North America / Caribbean (28 countries) Yes No
Interviews in indigenous languages (15 total) and widespread use of handheld computers (PDAs) Yes No
Samples of 1,500 vs. typical 1,000 Yes No
Full disclosure of sample designs Yes No
National stratification and sub-stratification by rural/urban residence Yes Varies
Functions as a consortium of academic partners Yes No
Pre-tests in all countries, training, auditing of data sets, and no cost on-line detailed country studies and “Insights series” Yes No
No cost/no registration on-line multivariate analysis (no embargo period) Yes No
Free world-wide distribution of all data sets ( no embargo period) Yes No