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The Insights Series

The Insights Series provides short, pithy analysis of key, policy relevant data gathered by the AmericasBarometer. Normally released every two weeks, the studies are written mainly by LAPOP scholars and graduate students. These reports are used by journalists, policy makers and scholars world-wide. Subscription is free and available by emailing your name to Browse the Insights Series by year »

Individual Country Studies

The AmericasBarometer, one of the many and growing activities of LAPOP, is the only survey of democratic public opinion and behavior that covers the Americas. It is an effort by LAPOP to measure democratic values and behaviors in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults. In 2008, 24 countries throughout the Americas were again included, and over 36,000 individuals. The third round, 2008, included 24 countries in the Americas. In 2010, 26 countries were surveyed, from North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, adding Trinidad and Tobago as well as Suriname to the 24 countries previously covered, involving over 43,000 interviews. In 2012, 26 countries were included again, and over 41,000 surveys were carried out. The 2014 round includes surveys conducted in 28 countries across the Americas and more than 50,000 interviews. The 2016/17 round, which marks the latest round of the AmericasBarometer, was conducted in 29 countries and includes more than 43,000 interviews. The AmericasBarometer is the most expansive regional survey project in the Western Hemisphere.Browse the AmericasBarometer surveys »