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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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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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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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