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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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IO914: USAID’s Community‐Based Crime and Violence Prevention Approach in Central America Found Effective in LAPOP Impact Evaluation

Authors: Berk-Seligson, Susan; Orcés, Diana; Pizzolitto, Georgina; Seligson, Mitchell; Wilson, Carole
Released: April 21, 2015
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IO913: Pastors and Politics: Brazilian Public Opinion Regarding Clergy Endorsements of Candidates

Author: Smith, Amy Erica
Released: April 7, 2015
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ITB020: Uruguayans are Skeptical as the Country Becomes the First to Regulate the Marijuana Market  

Authors: Boidi, María Fernanda; Queirolo, Rosario; Cruz, José Miguel
Released: March 25, 2015
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ITB019: Amid Brazil’s Protests, a Troubling Surge in Support for Military Intervention

Author: Russo, Guilherme
Released: March 23, 2015
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IO912: What Do Nicaraguans Think of President Ortega’s Interoceanic Canal?

Author: Coleman, Kenneth
Released: March 17, 2015
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ITB018: Amid Low Evaluations of Maduro’s Performance, Tolerance of Regime Critics Grows in Venezuela  

Authors: Rodríguez, Mariana; Zechmeister, Elizabeth
Released: March 2, 2015
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ITB017: Response to Argentine Prosecutor’s Death Highlights Polarization and Mistrust of Institutions

Author: Moseley, Mason
Released: February 16, 2015
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ITB016: Those with Darker Skin Report Slower Police Response

Authors: Cohen, Mollie; Zechmeister, Elizabeth; Seligson, Mitchell
Released: February 9, 2015
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IO911: Political Culture in Costa Rica:   Long‐ term slide continues in attitudes favoring stable democracy

Authors: Alfaro-Redondo, Ronald; Vargas-Cullell, Jorge; Seligson, Mitchell
Released: January 27, 2015
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IO910: Public Health Services Use in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Stewart, Emily
Released: January 12, 2015
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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)