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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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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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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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