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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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IO909: Political Tolerance Declines in Panama

Author: Pérez, Orlando J.
Released: December 22, 2014
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IO908: The Political Culture of Democracy in the Americas, 2014: Democratic Governance across 10 Years of the AmericasBarometer - Executive Summary

Author: Zechmeister, Elizabeth
Released: December 15, 2014
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ITB015: Frente Amplio to Govern Uruguay for the Third Time with the Challenge of Sustaining Economic Growth and Combating Insecurity

Author: Boidi, María Fernanda
Released: December 11, 2014
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ITB014: President Disbands the Legislature amid Declining Citizen Evaluations in Guyana   

Authors: Montalvo, Daniel; Zechmeister, Elizabeth; Seligson, Mitchell
Released: November 17, 2014
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IO907: Colombians’ Views of the FARC as a Political Party

Author: Montoya, Ana María
Released: July 28, 2014
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IO906: The World Cup and Protests: What Ails Brazil?

Author: Layton, Matthew
Released: July 14, 2014
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IO905: Bridging Inter‐American Divides: Views of the U.S. Across the Americas

Author: Silliman, Laura
Released: April 14, 2014
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IO904: When Voting is Compulsory, Who Opposes It? Evidence from Ecuador and Peru

Author: Maldonado, Arturo
Released: March 24, 2014
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ITB013: Venezuela’s Escalating Protests, Violence, and Political Instability: The Legacy of Chávez

Authors: Rodríguez, Mariana; Hiskey, Jonathan
Released: March 3, 2014
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IO903: What Perpetuates Child Servitude?  Public Opinion on Childrenʹs Domestic Labor in Haiti

Author: Smith, Amy Erica
Released: February 17, 2014
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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)