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AmericasBarometer Insights Series

The Insights Series provides short, pithy analysis of key, policy relevant data gathered by the AmericasBarometer. 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

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IO867: Political Tolerance in the Americas: Should Regime Critics be Allowed to Vote?

Authors: Edwards, Michael; Marden, Libby; Wang, Judy; Zarecky, Alexandra; Rodríguez, Mariana
Released: October 24, 2011
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IO866: Social Assistance Policies and the Presidential Vote in Latin America

Authors: Layton, Matthew L.; Smith, Amy Erica
Released: October 10, 2011
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IO865: Political Efficacy in the Americas

Authors: Borowski, Heather; Reed, Rebecca; Scholl, Lucas; Webb, David; Corral, Margarita
Released: August 29, 2011
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IO864: Who Seeks to Exit? Security, Connections, and Happiness as Predictors of Migration Intentions in the Americas

Authors: Arnold, Alex; Hamilton, Paul; Moore, Jimmy; Maldonado, Arturo L.
Released: August 15, 2011
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IO863: Compulsory Voting and the Decision to Vote

Author: Maldonado, Arturo
Released: July 18, 2011
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IO862: Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Americas

Authors: Herrmann, Stefanie; MacDonald, Dillon; Tauscher, Robert; Layton, Matthew L.
Released: July 5, 2011
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IO861: Who is Willing to Pay the Price of Equity? A Report on Public Opinion in Colombia

Author: Plata, Juan Camilo
Released: June 6, 2011
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IO860: Democracy in Hard Times: Suriname

Author: Voth, Hillary
Released: May 16, 2011
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IO859: Trust in the National Police

Authors: Nabeela, Ahmad ; Hubickey, Victoria; McNamara, Francis; Pereira, Frederico Batista
Released: April 18, 2011
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IO858: The Economics of Happiness in the Americas

Author: Corral, Margarita
Released: March 21, 2011
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