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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. 

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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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ITB016: Those with Darker Skin Report Slower Police Response

Authors: Cohen, Mollie; Zechmeister, Elizabeth; Seligson, Mitchell
Released: February 9, 2015
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IO911: Political Culture in Costa Rica:   Long‐ term slide continues in attitudes favoring stable democracy

Authors: Alfaro-Redondo, Ronald; Vargas-Cullell, Jorge; Seligson, Mitchell
Released: January 27, 2015
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IO910: Public Health Services Use in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Stewart, Emily
Released: January 12, 2015
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IO909: Political Tolerance Declines in Panama

Author: Pérez, Orlando J.
Released: December 22, 2014
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IO908: The Political Culture of Democracy in the Americas, 2014: Democratic Governance across 10 Years of the AmericasBarometer - Executive Summary

Author: Zechmeister, Elizabeth
Released: December 15, 2014
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ITB015: Frente Amplio to Govern Uruguay for the Third Time with the Challenge of Sustaining Economic Growth and Combating Insecurity

Author: Boidi, María Fernanda
Released: December 11, 2014
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ITB014: President Disbands the Legislature amid Declining Citizen Evaluations in Guyana   

Authors: Montalvo, Daniel; Zechmeister, Elizabeth; Seligson, Mitchell
Released: November 17, 2014
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