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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 graduate students. 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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IO919: Surveying State Capacity

Authors: Luna, Juan Pablo; Soifer, Hillel David
Released: July 21, 2015
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ITB022: Amid a Steady Decline in the Percentage of Self-Reported Catholics, Pope Francis Visits Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay

Authors: Montalvo, Daniel; Saunders, Emily
Released: July 7, 2015
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IO918: Rethinking Environmental Attitudes in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Evans, Claire
Released: June 30, 2015
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IO917: Effort Trumps Output in Predicting Satisfaction with Democracy  

Authors: Bergmann, Kristina; Perry, Kelly; Zhang, Kevin
Released: June 16, 2015
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ITB021: Same‐Sex Marriage Resonates Most Strongly with Young People in the Americas  

Author: Maldonado, Arturo
Released: June 2, 2015
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IO916: Amid a Safeguards Policy on Imports, Ecuadorians Opt for Free Trade Agreements

Author: Montalvo, Daniel
Released: May 19, 2015
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IO915: Low Levels of External Efficacy Can be Improved by Government Efforts to Deliver Better Outcomes

Authors: Lee, Hannury; Randall, Ginny; Vaught, Jackson
Released: May 5, 2015
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IO914: USAID’s Community‐Based Crime and Violence Prevention Approach in Central America Found Effective in LAPOP Impact Evaluation

Authors: Berk-Seligson, Susan; Orcés, Diana; Pizzolitto, Georgina; Seligson, Mitchell; Wilson, Carole
Released: April 21, 2015
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IO913: Pastors and Politics: Brazilian Public Opinion Regarding Clergy Endorsements of Candidates

Author: Smith, Amy Erica
Released: April 7, 2015
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ITB020: Uruguayans are Skeptical as the Country Becomes the First to Regulate the Marijuana Market  

Authors: Boidi, María Fernanda; Queirolo, Rosario; Cruz, José Miguel
Released: March 25, 2015
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