Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-06-08T11:18:14+02:00 Ryan E. Carlin & Mariano Torcal Open Journal Systems <p>The Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública (RLOP) is the official publication of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">World Association for Public Opinion Research Latinoamérica</a> (WAPOR Latam). Since 2020 it is edited by the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instituto de Iberoamérica</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca</a>. It was previously edited by the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero</a>.</p> <p>Two issues are published a year, in Open Access format. The journal admits and publishes articles and research notes in Spanish, English and Portuguese.</p> <p>RLOP has initiated a new stage in which it will focus on the publication and dissemination of:</p> <ul> <li class="li1 show"><span class="s2">-public opinion studies that contribute to the theoretical development and empirical verification of current social and political aspects and issues;</span></li> <li class="li1 show"><span class="s2">-studies that address these issues from a national, sub-national, transnational or more global research perspective;</span></li> <li class="li1 show"><span class="s2">-studies that address the role of public opinion in political decisions, the development of public policies, electoral behavior and communication;</span></li> <li class="li1 show"><span class="s2">-evaluations and improvements in the methodology of public opinion polls, and big data and in the analysis of these types of data</span></li> </ul> <p>The journal is aimed at public opinion scholars in Latin America, whether from the academic or professional world.</p> Index 2021-06-07T08:39:45+02:00 Secretaría de Redacción RLOP 2021-05-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) Political Engagement and Crime Victimization: A Causal Analysis 2021-06-08T09:43:49+02:00 Isabel Laterzo <p>In recent years, research has demonstrated that crime victimization serves as a catalyst to political engagement. However, much of this work has not addressed two key issues: 1) the true causality of this relationship, and 2) how victims’ identities and personal experiences might influence this relationship. This paper tackles these issues by testing the&nbsp;effect of victimization on non-electoral engagement using the Two-City, Six-Wave panel survey administered in Brazil between 2002 and 2006. It finds that the causal relationship between victimization and engagement only exists for participation in political party meetings. Furthermore, when exploring the role of individual identity and community&nbsp;context, only men, those who live in safe neighborhoods, and White Brazilians experience an increase in their engagement. Meanwhile, women, those in unsafe neighborhoods, and Afro-Brazilians do not experience such an increase. Those who have not experienced discrimination also increase their participation, while those who have experienced&nbsp;discrimination do not.&nbsp;</p> 2021-04-05T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) Does Immigration Increase Concerns about the Provision of Public Services? Evidence from Colombia 2021-06-08T09:13:47+02:00 Catalina Vega-Mendez Giancarlo Visconti <p>Although South American countries have experienced unprecedented regional migration in the last decade, there is little research on the impact of these demographic changes on citizens’ political preferences. Does exposure to immigration affect native&nbsp;residents’ concerns about the provision of public services? To address this question, we use survey&nbsp;data from the AmericasBarometer in Colombia before and after the immigration wave generated by the 2015 political and economic crisis in Venezuela. We&nbsp;implement a difference-in-differences design to estimate the effect of distance from border crossings between Colombia and Venezuela on respondents’ concerns about the provision of healthcare&nbsp;and education after the large and rapid influx of immigrants. We&nbsp;find that, after 2015, respondents living closer to a border crossing are more likely to identify a lack of provision of health services, though not education, as&nbsp;one of their primary concerns. These results have relevant political implications since previous research has shown that a fiscal burden on public services can trigger anti-immigration attitudes in host communities.&nbsp;</p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) Labor Informality and Economic Political Accountability of Executive Incumbents in Latin America 2021-06-08T09:48:11+02:00 Julián Acevedo-Pardo <p>Many governments across Latin America have been unable to reduce stubbornly high levels of labor informality and the lack of legal and social protection has put informal workers in a situation of continuous economic peril and uncertainty. This paper argues that&nbsp;the inherent characteristics and conditions of informal workers act as noisy signals that&nbsp;diminish the effect that economic perceptions have on evaluations of the incumbent executive across Latin American countries. The empirical results support the argument,&nbsp;suggesting that the effect of perceptions of the economy on evaluations of the incumbent is lower among informal relative to formal workers. Furthermore, this dynamic is&nbsp;prevalent in urban areas where there is a more evident differentiation between formal and&nbsp;informal workers, and disappears in rural areas, where both formal and informal workers face challenges that produce noisy signals and diminish the effect of perceptions of the economy on evaluations of the incumbent.&nbsp;</p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) Transnational Political Engagement and the Civic Incorporation of Mexican Immigrants in the United States 2021-06-08T11:18:14+02:00 James A. McCann David L. Leal Rachel Navarre Wayne A. Cornelius <p>Many migrants to the U.S. are engaged in public affairs in their country of origin. Whether such engagement impedes or encourages engagement in American politics remains an open question. Drawing from a unique two-wave panel survey of Mexican immigrants conducted in 2006, with surveys waves fielded to correspond to national elections in Mexico and the United States, we examine the relationship between transnational political engagement and attentiveness to American politics. The findings indicate that remote political engagement in Mexican politics is not a barrier to incorporation in the U.S. context. On the contrary, engagement in Mexican campaigns can stimulate interest and participation in U.S. elections.</p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) The Interest of Latin Americans in International Affairs 2021-06-08T09:52:47+02:00 Miguel Ángel López Varas <p>While there is extensive research on citizens' interest and knowledge on international affairs in the United States and Europe, comparative studies on these issues remain scarce in Latin America. This paper aims to extend knowledge about this phenomenon in the region by using the survey “The Americas and the World”, conducted in 2014/5 in seven&nbsp;of the main countries in Latin America. Although there are differences between countries, this paper seeks to identify common patterns, such as Latin Americans' wide interest in international news, especially, when they related to their country of origin. However, these preliminary results call into question the existence of a gender gap in the&nbsp;consumption of international news, identified by comparative literature.&nbsp;</p> 2021-05-31T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) Manuel Alcántara, Mercedes García Montero, and Cristina Rivas Pérez (editors). Politics and Political Elites in Latin America: Challenges and Trends. Cham: Springer, 2020. 353 pages. ISBN 978-3-030-51583-6. 2021-06-07T08:41:08+02:00 Emily B. Carty 2021-06-04T20:18:56+02:00 Copyright (c) David Samuels and Cesar Zucco. Partisans, Antipartisans, and Nonpartisans: Voting Behavior in Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 184 pages. ISBN: 978-1-108-55374-2. 2021-06-07T10:23:22+02:00 João V. Guedes-Neto 2021-06-04T20:26:47+02:00 Copyright (c) Staff 2021-06-07T08:40:07+02:00 Secretaría de Redacción RLOP 2021-06-04T19:54:19+02:00 Copyright (c)