LAPOP (Latin American Public Opinion Project)

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LAPOP, the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is an annual public opinion survey that involves over 40,000 respondents in 26 countries in Latin America, as well as the United States and other countries in the region such as Jamaica. Questions deal with political and social attitudes, as well as demographic and economic characteristics. The countries represented are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United, States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.


Questionnaires, codebooks, and other supporting material are downloadable along with each data file.

User tools and features

Users can download complete annual data files from the "Datasets" tab in Stata or SPSS format.

Dates covered

From 2004 to the present.

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LAPOP conducts the AmericasBarometer, a regularly conducted, multi-country, survey of democratic values and behaviors in the Americas, organized by a consortium of academic and think-tank partners in the hemisphere. LAPOP prides itself in employing rigorous methodology, employing carefully designed stratified and clustered national samples, dozens of pretests for each new questionnaire module introduced, the widespread use of handheld computers to collect the data, extensive training of interviewers by LAPOP faculty and staff, and free on-line access to all of our data.

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Producer/content provider

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)

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