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AmericasBarometer Insights Series

The Insights Series provides short, pithy analysis of key, policy relevant data gathered by the AmericasBarometer. Normally released every two weeks, the studies are written mainly by LAPOP scholars and graduate students. These reports are used by journalists, policy makers and scholars world-wide. Subscription is free and available by emailing your name to 

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PELA Bulletin #5: State and Political Reforms in Latin America: A Comparison of the Opinions of Politicians and Citizens

Authors: Ramírez Baracaldo, Adriana; Kernecker, Theresa
Released: September 12, 2011
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IO865: Political Efficacy in the Americas

Authors: Borowski, Heather; Reed, Rebecca; Scholl, Lucas; Webb, David; Corral, Margarita
Released: August 29, 2011
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IO864: Who Seeks to Exit? Security, Connections, and Happiness as Predictors of Migration Intentions in the Americas

Authors: Arnold, Alex; Hamilton, Paul; Moore, Jimmy; Maldonado, Arturo L.
Released: August 15, 2011
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PELA Bulletin #4: What do People on the Right Think? Citizen and Elite Values and Opinions in Latin America

Author: Miranda, Lucia
Released: August 1, 2011
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IO863: Compulsory Voting and the Decision to Vote

Author: Maldonado, Arturo
Released: July 18, 2011
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IO862: Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Americas

Authors: Herrmann, Stefanie; MacDonald, Dillon; Tauscher, Robert; Layton, Matthew L.
Released: July 5, 2011
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PELA Bulletin #3: Do Left and Right Differentiate Citizens and Politicians in Latin America?

Author: Došek, Tomáš
Released: June 20, 2011
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IO861: Who is Willing to Pay the Price of Equity? A Report on Public Opinion in Colombia

Author: Plata, Juan Camilo
Released: June 6, 2011
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Special Report: Haiti in Distress, Impact of the Earthquake

Authors: Zéphyr, Dominique; Córdova, Abbey; Salgado, Hugo; Seligson, Mitchell A.
Released: May 23, 2011
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IO860: Democracy in Hard Times: Suriname

Author: Voth, Hillary
Released: May 16, 2011
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Insights Compilation Volumes:

Volume I (2008 - 2009)
Volume II (2010 - 2011)
Volume III (2012 - 2013)
Volume IV (2014 - 2015)

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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.

Jun 22: Deficiencies in Basic Goods and Services more Damaging than Perceptions of Corruption to Venezuela’s President Maduro (En español)

May 24: One in Four Condone Spousal Violence, Though Attitudes Vary across Countries and Individuals in the Americas (En español)

April 7: Topical Brief: Declining Trust in Parties Likely to Increase Already-High Invalid Voting Rates in Peru's National Elections (En español)

Apr 1: Topical Brief: Amid Brazil's Crises, Low and Declining Respect for Political institutions (En español, português)