Individual Country Studies
The AmericasBarometer, one of the many and growing activities of LAPOP, is the only survey of democratic public opinion and behavior that covers the Americas. It is an effort by LAPOP to measure democratic values and behaviors in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults. In 2004, the first round of AmericasBarometer surveys was implemented with eleven participating countries; the second took place in 2006 and incorporated 22 countries throughout the hemisphere. The third round, 2008, included 24 countries in the Americas. The 2010 round of surveys included 26 countries from North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, adding Trinidad & Tobago as well as Suriname to the 24 countries previously covered, making the AmericasBarometer the most expansive regional survey project in the Western Hemisphere. The most recent round of surveys was conducted in 2012, 26 countries were included again and more than 41,000 individuals were interviewed.