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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. 

These reports are used by journalists, policy makers and scholars world-wide. Subscribe for free here!

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IO951: Predicting Support for Women's Autonomy in the Americas

Author: Estelle Shaya
Released: July 12, 2022
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IMN009: Telephone Sampling in the 2021 AmericasBarometer

Authors: J. Daniel Montalvo; Georgina Pizzolitto; Luke Plutowski
Released: May 24, 2022
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IO950: Socialization Matters More than Circumstance in Predicting the Normalization of Intimate Partner Violence in the Americas

Author: Daniela Barba
Released: May 3, 2022
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IO949: Do Latin Americans Believe in a Social Safety Net for Immigrants?

Author: Jasmin Norford
Released: December 17, 2021
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IO948: Insufficient Rights Protection and Insecurity Predict Low Levels of Trust in Haiti: An Analysis of Trust in Neighbors and Trust in Compatriots

Author: Amy Zhang
Released: September 21, 2021
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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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