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

Date & Time

Oct. 15, 2019
9:00am – 11:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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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


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


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)

Cynthia J. Arnson
Director, Latin American Program

Webcast will be availbale for this event.

Photo: Flickr by Debora Velasco

Hosted By

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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