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Insights Series

The Insights Series provides short, pithy analyses of policy-relevant data collected by LAPOP Lab. 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. 

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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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