About the Latin American Databank
The Latin American Databank (LAD) was established in 1989 with support from a three-year grant from The Tinker Foundation as a joint effort of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research in cooperation with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. The LAD locates, acquires, processes and archives public opinion surveys conducted by the survey research community in Latin America and the Caribbean, including universities, institutes, individual scholars, private polling and public opinion research firms.
The commitment of the Roper Center to its Latin American collection includes not only an on-going effort to acquire new studies but the continuous maintenance of its present collection.
Using the Latin American Databank
In an effort to provide more comprehensive and efficient access to its Latin American and Caribbean collection of survey data, the Roper Center has posted an on-line version of its catalog to search the Latin American Databank (LAD). The LAD collection has nearly 1,500 studies from 18 countries. This catalog allows you to search available studies for the region by general topic, date and country.
The catalog does not display survey results but provides descriptive and methodological information for every study conducted in the Latin American and Caribbean region available at the Roper Center.
Every study has a general description of the contents of the survey in English, and these general descriptions are the foundation of the LAD search.
The catalog allows you to locate the studies of your interest and download the documentation when available or to request the Roper Center make the study downloadable.
Search tips are available to improve your search results.