Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública <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> Universidad de Salamanca en-US Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 1852-9003 <p>Authors who publish in RLOP will accept the following conditions:</p> <p>The authors retain the copyright and assign to the Journal the right of the first publication, with the work registered with the Creative Commons attribution license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).</p> The Impact of the Coronavirus on Argentine Presidential Standing <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> Lucas Klobovs Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 15 38 10.14201/rlop.23517 Media Choice and the Polarization of Public Opinion About Covid-19 in Brazil <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> Frederico Batista Pereira Felipe Nunes Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 39 57 (Anexo 59-69) 10.14201/rlop.23681 Covid-19 and Presidential Popularity in Latin America <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> Paolo Sosa-Villagarcia Verónica Hurtado Lozada Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 71 91 10.14201/rlop.23664 The auxílio emergencial and stringent social distancing policies in Brazil: the impact on mobility and non-work travel outside the home <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> Lorena G. Barberia Kelly Senters Piazza Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 93 135 10.14201/rlop.26591 The Unmasked Electorate: Co-Partisanship, Personal Experience, and Perceptions of COVID-19 Risk in Mexico <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> Rebecca V. Bell-Martin Alejandro Díaz Domínguez Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 137 162 10.14201/rlop.26490 Ready, Set, Vaccine: The Path to COVID-19 Recovery in Latin America <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> Kelly Senters Piazza Alexandria Schwier Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 179 190 10.14201/rlop.26940 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. Claire Evans Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 193 198 Manuel Alcántara (dir.). América Latina vota, 2017-2019. Madrid: Tecnos, 2020. 592 páginas. ISBN: 978-84-309-7908-0. Ernesto Nieto Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 199 204 10.14201/rlop.25892 Staff Secretaría de Redacción RLOP Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 205 206 Introduction: Politics, Public Opinion and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Latin America Gregory J. Love Amy Erica Smith Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 5 12 Contents Secretaría de Redacción RLOP Copyright (c) 2021 2021-12-28 2021-12-28 10 2 3 4 10.14201/rlop.27981