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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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IO874: Who Trusts the Mass Media in Latin America?

Author: Layton, Matthew L.
Released: March 5, 2012
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IO873: Pigmentocracy in the Americas: How is Educational Attainment Related to Skin Color?

Authors: Telles, Edward; Steele, Liza
Released: February 20, 2012
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IO872: To Bribe or Not to Bribe?

Author: Plata, Juan Camilo
Released: February 6, 2012
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IO871: Why are There More Partisans in Some Countries than in Others?

Author: Pereira, Frederico Batista
Released: January 23, 2012
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IO870: Who Consumes News Media in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Author: Maldonado, Arturo
Released: January 9, 2012
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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)