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Elizabeth Zechmeister Archives

Vanderbilt professors to advise Facebook data research initiative

Jul. 16, 2018—Social Science One will study the impact of Facebook on democracy around the world. Zechmeister and Lupu will serve on the regional advisory committee focusing on research involving Latin America.

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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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Climate change concerns much higher in Latin America, Caribbean than U.S., Canada

Jan. 25, 2018—Twice as many adults in Latin America and the Caribbean--more than 80 percent--believe unchecked climate change poses a serious risk to their countries. Only 40 percent of Americans feel the same way.

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Crime casts pall on Central America’s Northern Triangle

Oct. 3, 2017—LAPOP research shows that crime prevalence impacts economic progress in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

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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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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Venezuelans oppose closing the legislature in government standoff

Apr. 7, 2017—A new survey in Venezuela shows that the public objects to efforts to curb the legislature's power.

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TIP SHEET: Zechmeister can comment on terrorism and the election

Sep. 23, 2016—Liz Zechmeister of Vanderbilt University is available to comment on the effect of terrorism on the presidential election.

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Experts on mass shootings, guns in America, and political perceptions after terrorism

Jun. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt University's Jonathan Metzl, a mental health and mass shootings expert, and Liz Zechmeister, who studies perceptions of political leaders after terrorism, shed light on the Orlando mass shooting.

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Pilot programs launch to enhance the residential experience

Sep. 25, 2015—Four pilot projects launched this fall to apply successful co-curricular programming from the College Halls environment to other parts of campus.

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VU Inside: The Latin American Public Opinion Project

Jul. 9, 2015—The AmericasBarometer survey is the only scientifically rigorous comparative survey that covers all of North, Central, and South America, as well as a significant number of countries in the Caribbean.

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