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Support in the U.S. Public for
Marijuana Legalization


LAPOP is the premier academic institution carrying out surveys of public opinion in the Americas, with over thirty years of experience. As a center for excellence in survey research, LAPOP uses "gold standard" approaches and innovative methods to carry out targeted national surveys; conduct impact evaluation studies; and produce reports on individual attitudes, evaluations, and experiences. The AmericasBarometer survey is the only scientifically rigorous comparative survey that covers 28 nations including all of North, Central, and South America, as well as a significant number of countries in the Caribbean. Each year it publishes dozens of high quality academic studies and policy-relevant papers.

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AmericasBarometer Insights

Published every two weeks in English and Spanish, the Insights Series provides a short analysis of key policy-relevant data.

Dec 18: Insights Series Holiday Greetings

Dec 15: Crime Diminishes Political Support and Democratic Attitudes in Honduras (En español)

Nov 10 - Topical Brief: Low Support for Homosexuals' Political Rights is Commonplace in the Caribbean (En español)

Oct 20: Support for Homosexuals' Right to Run for Public Office in Jamaica (En español)