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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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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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ITB019: Amid Brazil’s Protests, a Troubling Surge in Support for Military Intervention

Author: Russo, Guilherme
Released: March 23, 2015
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IO912: What Do Nicaraguans Think of President Ortega’s Interoceanic Canal?

Author: Coleman, Kenneth
Released: March 17, 2015
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ITB018: Amid Low Evaluations of Maduro’s Performance, Tolerance of Regime Critics Grows in Venezuela  

Authors: Rodríguez, Mariana; Zechmeister, Elizabeth
Released: March 2, 2015
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ITB017: Response to Argentine Prosecutor’s Death Highlights Polarization and Mistrust of Institutions

Author: Moseley, Mason
Released: February 16, 2015
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