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Citing the Data

We ask that all users of the AmericasBarometer data cite it as follows:

Source: The AmericasBarometer by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), www.LapopSurveys.org.

We also suggest that all users include an acknowledgement line in their papers or books.  We have provided suggested wording below, but please feel free to amend as appropriate:

"We thank the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) and its major supporters (the United States Agency for International Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Vanderbilt University) for making the data available."

Because data files are updated from time to time and because individual country datasets can be accessed within multiple data files (i.e., individual country files in English or Spanish, and merge files), we recommend that authors note the version of the dataset - either in the citation or in the graphs/tables, or both -. The version information is included in the data file name.

Please note: Replication requests should refer to the LAPOP websites where the data can be downloaded.  Authors should provide syntax/code that allows for replication of their analyses.  Authors are not permitted to transfer LAPOP-obtained data sets to third parties, even journals, as that would violate the terms of the "click license."