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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 students. The series includes four types of reports:

 Insights  - In-depth analyses reports at the regional level that look at the individual level predictors, both sociodemographic and political, of key survey questions from the AmericasBarometer.

 Topical Briefs  - Short reports that give survey data insights from the AmericasBarometer related to contemporary sociopolitical events at the regional and country levels.

 Methodological Notes  - Reports that provide a look “under the hood” of the survey methodologies implemented in the AmericasBarometer project.

 Spotlights  (Now available!) - Quick snapshots of survey items from the AmericasBarometer across Latin America and Caribbean countries and across time. 

These reports are used by journalists, policy makers and scholars world-wide. Subscription is free and available by emailing your name to insight@mail.americasbarometer.org.

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IMN008: Improving Interview Quality in Phone Surveys via LAPOP’s Multi-Faceted “FALCON-CATI” Approach

Authors: Sebastián Larrea; Valerie Schweizer; Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Released: May 11, 2021
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IO947: Pandemic Concern, Democratic Stress, and Methodological Innovation in LAPOP’s 2020 “Off-Cycle” Studies: An Executive Summary Report

Author: Luke Plutowski
Released: April 13, 2021
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IO946: Representation in the Americas: Perceptions of External Efficacy in the 2018/19 AmericasBarometer

Author: Kaitlen J. Cassell
Released: March 9, 2021
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ITB037: LAPOP Expands Access to AmericasBarometer Data with the Launch of Its Data Playground

Authors: Mariana Rodríguez; Luke Plutowski
Released: February 2, 2021
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IMN007: Survey Weights in AmericasBarometer Data

Author: Oscar Castorena
Released: January 26, 2021
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IO945: Are We Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?: Using AmericasBarometer Data to Measure Progress in the Americas

Authors: Noam Lupu; Mariana V. Ramírez Bustamante; Laura M. Sellers
Released: October 21, 2020
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IO944: Labor Informality and Its Political Consequences in Latin America

Authors: Andy Baker; Sarah Berens; Germán Feierherd, and Irene Menéndez González
Released: July 21, 2020
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IO943: The Seligson Political Culture Survey Archive: 1973-2005

Author: Mitchell A. Seligson
Released: June 17, 2020
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ITB036: The 2018/19 AmericasBarometer

Authors: Elizabeth J. Zechmeister; Noam Lupu
Released: October 15, 2019
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ITB035: Tolerance of Executive "Coups" in Peru

Authors: Mariana V. Ramírez Bustamante; Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Released: October 8, 2019
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