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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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IO884: Honest and Effective Efforts are Rewarded with Trust in National Legislatures in the Americas

Authors: Boyton, Mitchell; Lee, Regina; Radomski, Shannon; Ries, Benjamin
Released: July 23, 2012
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IO883: Can Democracy Exist Without Political Parties? Education Increases Support for Party-Based Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Authors: Ahern, Patrick; Cotter, Neal; Hall, Duncan
Released: July 9, 2012
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IO882: Riches Don't Explain Campaign Participation in the Americas, but Community Involvement Does

Authors: Graff, Erica; Orrell, Maranda; Rigl, Alex
Released: June 25, 2012
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IO881: Asking for Help in the Americas: The Importance of Needs, Efficacy, and Political Engagement

Authors: Lynch, Megan; Render, Sylvie; Twomey, Megan
Released: June 11, 2012
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IO880: Mano Dura in the Americas: Who Supports Iron Fist Rule?

Authors: Buchanan, Cornelia; DeAngelo,Liz; Ma, Ruidan; Taylor, Chris
Released: May 28, 2012
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IO879: When Do High Levels of Corruption Justify a Military Coup?

Author: Bell, Brandon
Released: May 14, 2012
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IO878: Gender and Community Participation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Pereira, Frederico Batista
Released: April 30, 2012
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IO877: Explaining Support for Interethnic Marriage in Four Countries

Author: Cohen, Mollie
Released: April 16, 2012
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IO876: AmericasBarometer 2012 Round Draws on Lessons from 2010 Surveys

Authors: Seligson, Mitchell A.; Smith, Amy Erica; Zechmeister, Elizabeth
Released: April 2, 2012
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IO875: Who Blames the Government versus the "Rich Countries" for the Recent Economic Crisis and Why?

Author: Zizumbo-Colunga, Daniel
Released: March 19, 2012
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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)