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Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), 2004-2015 [28 COUNTRIES]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • LAPOP, Vanderbilt University
Other Title
  • AmericasBarometer (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
bribery; community participation; corruption; crime; democracy; demographic characteristics; economic conditions; gender issues; government; income; living conditions; local government; political attitudes; political participation; political parties; political systems; public opinion; trust in government; victims; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    The Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) is an academic institution hosted by Vanderbilt University that began with the study of democratic values in Costa Rica, but today carries out surveys in much of Latin America, Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. In 2004, LAPOP established the AmericasBarometer as multi-country, regularly conducted survey of democratic values and behaviors in the Americas, and the first round included voting-age respondents from 11 countries. The 2014 round, which marks the latest round of surveys of the AmericasBarometer, includes surveys conducted in 28 countries across the Americas and more than 50,000 interviews. LAPOP collected opinions on major problems facing the country and community, threats to security, attitudes towards the country's political system, and trust in government institutions. Also measured were respondents' participation in community organizations, attitudes towards government critics, voting behavior, confidence in local government, and the prevalence of crime. Demographic information collected includes nationality, ethnicity, native language, age, gender, education level, occupation, religion, and whether the respondent lives in an urban or rural area.
  • Abstract

    To measure democratic values and behaviors in the Americas.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), 2004-2015 [28 COUNTRIES]
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2004--2014
  • 2004 / 2014
  • Collection date: 2004-01-02--2015-07-27
  • 2004-01-02 / 2015-07-27
Geographic Coverage
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
Sampled Universe
Non-institutionalized voting age adults living in Latin America, Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Smallest Geographic Unit: County
The 2014 AmericasBarometer study is based on interviews with 53,566 respondents in 28 countries. Nationally representative surveys of voting age adults were conducted in all major languages, using face-to-face interviews in Latin America and the Caribbean and web surveys in the United States and Canada. Samples in each country were developed using a multi-stage probabilistic design (with quotas at the household level for most countries), and were stratified by major regions of the country, size of municipality and by urban and rural areas within municipalities. For more information on sampling, please see the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), 2014 Methodology Documentation or visit the LAPOP Web site.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • web-based survey
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36562 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-07 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2017-12-07

LAPOP, Vanderbilt University (2017): Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), 2004-2015 [28 COUNTRIES]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.