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1 ESDS launch of the Latinobarómetro data series. 30 November 2007 CEP Conference Room, London School of Economics and Political Science

2 HISTORY OF LATINOBARÓMETRO 1994: funding for 4 countries - Argentina- Chile – Brasil - Uruguay 1995: 8 countries / first wave - Argentina- Paraguay- Chile- México – Brasil - Perú- Uruguay- Venezuela 1996:. 17 countries. – - Argentina- Brasil- Bolivia - Chile – - Colombia- Costa Rica- Ecuador - El Salvador – - Guatemala- Honduras- México- Nicaragua - Panamá – - Paraguay - Perú - Uruguay - Venezuela 2004: Republica Dominicana was added. 2006: FIRST ONLINE DATA BANK in Latin America.

3 LATINOBARÓMETRO TECHNICAL REFERENCE interviews 12 waves 18 countries Samples of 1000 and 1200 Cases per country Face to Face interviews Error 3%

4 TIME SERIES I A. Democracy A.1 Democracy A.2 Institutions A.2.1 Trust A.2.2 Evaluation of Institutions A.3 Rules of Law: Laws and Constitution A.4 Politics A.4.1 General A.4.2 Political Parties A.4.3 Elections and Voting A.4.4 Political Participation A.5 Public Policies A.5.1 Key Problems A.5.2 Poverty A.5.3 Crime A.5.4 Drugs A.5.5 Corruption A.5.6 Employment A.5.7 Education A.5.8 Health A.5.9 Housing and Consumer Products A.5.10 Terrorism A.5.11 Immigration A.5.12 Taxes A.5.13 Race and Discrimination A.5.14 Environment

5 B. Values and Society B.1 Country Profiles B.1.1 Identity, Trust and Admiration between Latin American Nations B.1.2 Norms and Social Values B.2 Social Corruption B.3 Gender B.4 Religion B.5 Mass Media B.6 Internet C. The Economy and Related Expectations C.1 Index of Opinions on the Economy C.2 Evaluation of Local Economy C.3 Economic Mentality C.4 Distribution of Wealth C.5 Market and State D. International Relations D.1 Regional Integration D.2 International Economic Relations D.3 International Political Relations D.2 International Economic Relations D.3 International Political Relations SD. Sociodemographic Variables TIME SERIES II

6 Source: Latinobarómetro Proyectado 2006 SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRACY LATIN AMERICA Q. With which of the following statements do you agree most? Democracy is preferable to any other kind of government / Under some circumstances, an authoritarian government can be preferable to a democratic one / For people like me, it doesnt matter whether we have a democratic or a non-democratic regime?

7 Source: Latinobarómetro 2007 SATISFACTION WITH DEMOCRACY TOTALS BY COUNTRY 2007 Q. In general, would you say you are very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied or not satisfied at all with the way democracy works in (country)? *Answer shown very satisfied plus fairly satisfied.

8 MEANING OF DEMOCRACY LATIN AMERICA, Q. To you, what does democracy mean? * Multiple answers; total is more than 100%. The following answers reached 1% or less in the years measured: majority rule, good government, corruption and abuse of power, rights of groups (except in 2005 when it reached 2%), personal safety, multi-party system, national independence, social & economic hardship. Source: Latinobarómetro : n = / /20.207/

9 Source: Latinobarómetro 2007 TRUST IN … LATIN AMERICA 2007 Q. Please look at this card and tell me how much trust you have in…. *Answer shown a lot plus some.

10 Source: Latinobarómetro 2007 LEFT-RIGHT SCALE TOTALS BY COUNTRY 2007 Q. In politics, people normally speak of left and right. On a scale where 0 is left and 10 is right, where would you place yourself? *Averages shown.

11 PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER PARTICIPATED LATIN AMERICA 2007 Source: Latinobarómetro 2007 Q. People sometimes belong to different kinds of groups or associations. *Answer shown never belonged to a political or social organization.

12 TAKING PART IN A DEMONSTRATION LATIN AMERICA / TOTALS BY COUNTRY 2007 Source: Latinobarómetro Q. I am going to read out a variety of political activities that people can undertake and I would like you to tell me if you have ever done any of them, if you would ever do any of them, or if you would never do any of them. Taking part in an authorized demonstration. *Answer shown have done this.

13 Source: Latinobarómetro 2007 MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM TOTALS BY COUNTRY 2007 Q. In your opinion, what is the most important problem in the country? * Only the two most important problems regionally are shown.

14 Q. In your opinion, what is the countrys most important problem? *Only unemployment, crime and inflation shown. MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM LATIN AMERICA Source: Latinobarómetro

15 COLOR TELEVISION TAP WATER FREEZER/ REFRIGERATOR OWN HOME SEWAGE MOBILE TELEPHONE5559 WASHING MACHINE LAND LINE TELEPHONE HOT WATER INTERNET COMPUTER CAR Table Nº15: POSSESION OF GOODS, Totals Latin America

16 THANK YOU


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