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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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Also, this article from Vanderbilt's Arts and Science magazine is a good introduction to LAPOP's work.
What is unique about the AmericasBarometer?
|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|