Parties & Presidents in Latin America


Latin America

 Here you will find the results from expert surveys measuring policy positions of 146 political parties and 18 presidents in 18 Latin American countries along with the codebook and additional information. The surveys were conducted during the end of 2006/beginning 2007 and measured policy positions on general dimensions such as economic or social policy, but also on specific dimensions such as minority rights or security questions.   

Countries covered are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

Nina Wiesehomeier, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Kenneth Benoit, Methodological Institute, London School of Economics



Webappendix  “Presidents, Parties and Policy Competition”, Journal of Politics 71(4, October), pp.1435-1447: questionnaire wording, response rates, etc. 

Data files:

  1. Only left-right dimension: Means, SDs, N for parties and presidents. Stata 10.0 format.

  2. All dimensions: Means, SDs, N for parties and presidents. Stata 10.0 format.

  3. Detailed respondent data. Stata 10.0 format.


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