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LAPOP receives $10 million USAID grant to support AmericasBarometer survey

Dec. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project has received a $10 million, five-year USAID grant to support its influential AmericasBarometer survey and related activities.

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Support for democracy in a slump across Americas, according to new survey

Oct. 14, 2019—Democracy is struggling for support in the Americas, according to the 2018/19 AmericasBarometer report, with just over half of all citizens expressing faith in the system for the second survey period in a row. “When citizen support for democracy is weak, it becomes difficult for nations to sustain free and fair political systems and leaves...

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Beyond Borders: New immigration law clinic gives Vanderbilt students hands-on experience assisting immigrants facing deportation

Feb. 12, 2019—As immigration policy sparks national debate, Vanderbilt students are on the front lines, making a difference where their knowledge and insight are needed most.

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An unexpected side effect of public health education efforts in Brazil

Mar. 20, 2018—Understanding of tuberculosis is associated with higher, not lower, stigmatization of TB patients in Brazil, according to a new report from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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Tolerance, participation in local government up in the Americas

Sep. 26, 2017—New data gathered by the Latin American Political Opinion Project (LAPOP) include some upticks but also discouraging news about the state of democracy in the Americas.

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Democracy threatened in Latin America and Caribbean, new data shows

Sep. 20, 2017—New data about the state of Latin America will be presented at a news conference in Miami

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Argentine public still wary of United States: LAPOP

Mar. 23, 2016—A survey released while President Obama visited Argentina showed that the public there still mistrusts the U.S. government.

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Gays face continued discrimination in Jamaica: LAPOP

Oct. 21, 2015—Jamaicans overwhelmingly disapprove of gay citizens running for political office, even more than they disapprove of regime critics doing so.

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Guatemala leads Americas in condoning violence against unfaithful wives

Oct. 7, 2015—A majority of Guatemalans believe it is understandable, and sometimes even acceptable, for women who cheat on their husbands to be subjected to violence in return, the results of a new survey indicate.

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Age is decisive factor when it comes to supporting same-sex marriage: LAPOP

Jun. 2, 2015—Lawmakers in the Americas hew close to voters' preferences when it comes to same-sex marriage, according to a new study from Vanderbilt's LAPOP opinion project.

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Free trade deals favored in Ecuador: LAPOP

May. 26, 2015—More than half the population of Ecuador believe that free trade agreements are a good thing for the country, according to a LAPOP study from Vanderbilt.

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Uruguayans skeptical as government takes control of marijuana market

Mar. 31, 2015—Nearly 60 percent of Uruguayans disapprove of their governments move to take over the marijuana market, according to a LAPOP survey.

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