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The Pulse of Democracy in the Americas: Results from the 2019 AmericasBarometer Study

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This latest survey of the Americas documents the extent to which democratic malaise has settled over key parts of the region, with support for and satisfaction with democracy at their lowest points since the project began in 2004. System support and trust in elections have also declined. Underlying this regional portrait are important and revealing variations across countries: notably, where elections have produced an alternation of political power, public commitment to democracy and democratic institutions is higher. The survey also looks for the first time at social media use.  Support for democracy is greater among frequent users of social media, while trust in political institutions is lower.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., for a presentation and discussion of the Latin American Public Opinion Project’s (LAPOP’s) eighth AmericasBarometer study. 

 

Opening Remarks

John Barsa
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development

Speakers

Elizabeth J. Zechmeister
Director, LAPOP, and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Noam Lupu
Associate Director, LAPOP, and Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Commentators

Thomas Carothers
Senior Vice President for Studies and Director, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian
Director, Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States (OAS)

 

Moderator
Cynthia J. Arnson
Director, Latin American Program

 

Webcast will be availbale for this event.

 
Photo: Flickr by Debora Velasco