The Pulse of Democracy in the Americas: Results from the 2021 AmericasBarometer Study
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Every two years, the LAPOP Lab at Vanderbilt University releases the AmericasBarometer, a regional field survey to gauge the public’s assessment of democratic governance, support for democratic values and institutions, and perceptions of basic liberties. The AmericasBarometer also explores how citizens experience the rule of law and engage in political life. Now in its ninth round, the AmericasBarometer allows for comparisons among countries and over time, providing important insights into the evolution of democratic attitudes in the region and the comparative trajectories of individual countries. The survey is especially important in measuring trends in public support for democracy against a backdrop of deep economic and social dislocations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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