https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/issue/feed Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-27T13:30:18+01:00 Ryan E. Carlin & Mariano Torcal rlop@usal.es Open Journal Systems <p>The Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública (RLOP) is the official publication of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.waporlatinoamerica.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">World Association for Public Opinion Research Latinoamérica</a> (WAPOR Latam). Since 2020 it is edited by the <a href="http://americo.usal.es/iberoame/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instituto de Iberoamérica</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eusal.es/index.php/eusal" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca</a>. It was previously edited by the <a href="http://eduntref.com.ar/" 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> https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/23517 The Impact of the Coronavirus on Argentine Presidential Standing 2021-02-01T10:12:35+01:00 Lucas Klobovs lklobovs@poliarquia.com <p>When Alberto Fernández the presidency in December 2019 and the debate on whether his leadership was eclipsed by the presence of the vice president Cristina Kirchner had already begun. In this context, the coronavirus spreads throughout Argentina and the president achieves high levels of approval (even above those achieved after assuming the office) as long as social concerns about the pandemic were increasing. What is the real impact of coronavirus on the president?s figure? At once, this increased appraisal of his job performance triggers the consolidation of his authority but, at the same time, generates the question mark as to whether this &nbsp;consolidation is real or temporary.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/23681 Media Choice and the Polarization of Public Opinion About Covid-19 in Brazil 2021-02-24T11:32:37+01:00 Frederico Batista Pereira fbatist1@uncc.edu Felipe Nunes felipe.nunes@quaest.com.br <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Brazil is one of the countries most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, while rates of contagion and deaths increase over time, polls show that opinions about the pandemic become less concerned about the virus and less supportive of mitigation measures. According to observers, a key factor in this process is President Bolsonaro’s denialist stance. In this paper, we show that patterns of media choice help explain how Bolsonaro influences public opinion over time. Using three online surveys conducted at different stages of the pandemic, we show that the divergence in views about the pandemic is driven largely by Bolsonaro supporters who prefer to consume news online. The findings have implications not just for understanding the politicization of the pandemic in Brazil, but also for the relationship between populism and mass communications in the social media era.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/23664 Covid-19 and Presidential Popularity in Latin America 2021-03-02T18:12:27+01:00 Paolo Sosa-Villagarcia paolo.sosa@alumni.ubc.ca Verónica Hurtado Lozada vhurtado@alumni.ubc.ca <p>The current pandemic challenged political leaders. As governments introduced containment policies, presidential approvals in several countries started to rise. This phenomenon brought back the discussion on the Rally-’round-the-Flag effect, which refers to the public's propensity to put aside political differences and support presidents during episodes of international crises. By focusing on four Latin American presidents, we analyze such effect and the conditions that mediate it, considering its significant variation in the region. We propose that the change in presidential popularity is short-lived and ultimately conditioned by the timing and stringency of the policy responses, the pandemic's framing, and the opposition's opportunities for policy criticism.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/26591 The auxílio emergencial and stringent social distancing policies in Brazil: the impact on mobility and non-work travel outside the home 2021-08-04T10:05:35+02:00 Lorena G. Barberia lorenabarberia@usp.br Kelly Senters Piazza kelly.piazza@afacademy.af.edu <p>Non-pharmaceutical interventions to increase physical distancing have been instrumental in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Governments have enacted stringent public health policies that impose limits on mobility outside the household. However, for containment policies to be effective, there is a growing understanding that emergency aid programs must be designed to ensure that the most vulnerable receive financial and in-kind aid resources to support their ability to “stay at home.” In this study, we use survey data from an Oxford </p> <p>USP-FGV collaborative research initiative to empirically assess the effectiveness of these two policies in reducing mobility with an eye to those at-risk or living in conditions of poverty in eight Brazilian capitals. We learn that, in general, neither stringent public health policies and receipt nor promised receipt of the Auxílio Emergencial were effective in limiting mobility outside of the home. We do, however, find limited evidence that receipt or promised receipt of the Auxílio Emergencial marginally limited non-work trips outside of the home, especially in city/state combinations with stringent public health policies. We conclude by discussing the policy implications of our findings.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/26490 The Unmasked Electorate: Co-Partisanship, Personal Experience, and Perceptions of COVID-19 Risk in Mexico 2021-08-13T09:23:06+02:00 Rebecca V. Bell-Martin rebecca.bell.martin@tec.mx Alejandro Díaz Domínguez alejandrod.dominguez@tec.mx <p>Research suggests partisanship influences individual perceptions of COVID-19 risk and preventative behaviors. We ask a distinct but equally urgent question: what factors are associated with variation in risk perception among co-partisans? Even among members of the same party, some individuals’ risk perceptions reflect the party line while others deviate from it. We explore this question in Mexico, where the president utilized his rhetoric to downplay the severity of the pandemic. Why do some of the presidents’ co-partisans perceive COVID-19 as a serious risk (despite partisan appeals to the contrary), while others do not? Drawing on theories of risk perception, we hypothesize that this variation is associated with personal risk experience, like knowing someone who contracted COVID-19. We test this hypothesis via a large-n survey of MORENA supporters. We find that personal experiences are consistently associated with variation in risk perception. Strength of partisan ties, meanwhile, is only activated when paired with risk experience.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/26940 Ready, Set, Vaccine: The Path to COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America 2021-09-03T12:04:02+02:00 Kelly Senters Piazza kelly.piazza@afacademy.af.edu Alexandria Schwier c23alexandria.schwier@afacademy.af.edu <p>The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged countries across Latin America. Although the region continues to suffer, the promise of vaccinations provides reason for hope. As vaccines become more widely accessible in Latin America, public support for and willingness to receive the vaccine will be essential to pandemic recovery. Recognizing this, politicians in the region are already actively publicly promoting vaccination. In this research note, we explore Latin Americans’ attitudes on vaccine acceptance as well as the influence of political recruitment for vaccination and both consumption of and trust in news from politicians on self-reported attitudes of vaccine acceptance. We learn that, in general, Latin Americans are receptive to vaccination but that acceptance varies as a function of country, time, and recruitment and, interestingly, that Latin Americans are actually dissuaded from vaccination if encouraged by politicians. We conclude with a discussion and a plea that vaccination campaigns remain separate from political ones.</p> 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/26320 Todd A. Eisenstadt and Karleen Jones West. Who Speaks for Nature?: Indigenous Movements, Public Opinion, and the Petro-state in Ecuador. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. 496 pages. ISBN 978-0-190-90895-9. 2021-04-30T09:31:28+02:00 Claire Evans claireqevans@gmail.com 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/25892 Manuel Alcántara (dir.). América Latina vota, 2017-2019. Madrid: Tecnos, 2020. 592 páginas. ISBN: 978-84-309-7908-0. 2021-02-26T18:55:25+01:00 Ernesto Nieto ernestonie@gmail.com 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/26595 Staff 2021-06-04T19:32:51+02:00 Secretaría de Redacción RLOP eusal@usal.es 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/27776 Introduction: Politics, Public Opinion and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America 2021-11-20T18:00:05+01:00 Gregory J. Love gjlove@olemiss.edu Amy Erica Smith aesmith2@iastate.edu 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/1852-9003/article/view/27981 Contents 2021-12-27T13:30:18+01:00 Secretaría de Redacción RLOP rlop@usal.es 2021-12-28T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2021