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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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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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