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New Resource: AmericasBarometer

AmericasBarometerThe GSU community now has access to AmericasBarometer, a comparative survey that measures values, behaviors, and socio-economic conditions in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults.

A creation of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University, AmericasBarometer is the only scientifically rigorous comparative survey that covers 28 nations including all of North, Central, and South America, as well as a significant number of countries in the Caribbean. Each year it publishes dozens of high quality academic studies and policy-relevant papers. Standardization of methods across the national surveys and a common core questionnaire permits valid comparisons across countries and time, allowing the AmericasBarometer to serve as a valid “barometer” of levels and shifts in individual opinions and behaviors. Stratified sample designs permit complex analyses of individuals nested within sub-regions. In addition to a common core, individual questionnaires contain country-specific modules that allow experts to assess topics of particular relevance to the country. The surveys are developed with input from academics, policymakers and others with a stake in democracy. 

You can access the resource from the Library’s Databases by Name A-Z page (or click the image or link above). Be sure to accept the user agreement before using.