LAPOP Data: Use and Access
The AmericasBarometer data sets feature a common core set of questions that has been asked from 2004 to present day. In addition, LAPOP has datasets that date back to the 1970s. Questionnaires and information on each data set can be found here.
Who uses LAPOP data?
- Academic researchers
- The United States Agency for International Development
- The World Bank
- The Inter-American Development Bank
- The United Nations Development Program
- The Organization of American States
- Several governments across Latin America and the Caribbean
- And many more
LAPOP also has provided seed funding for researchers and several institutions who are using its data to support research on public opinion in Latin America and the Caribbean. These small grants have resulted in research papers that provide additional insight into democratic politics in the region.
How can I access LAPOP data?
- Raw Data Files: These files are free and publicly available, you can access them here
- Interactive Data Analysis Tool: This tool is available in both Spanish and English and allows analyses from simple tabulations through complicated multivariate analysis of all AmericasBarometer data sets. This tool can be found here
- Subscribers: Individuals and institutions can become premium access subscribers. To learn more click here
- Repositories: Institutions or individuals can purchase datasets to create enduring data repositories. To learn more click here