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Brazilian Electoral Panel Study (BEPS) 2014


CODE: IDB-DB-122
AUTHOR(s): Ames, Barry , Huberts, Alyssa , Machado, Fabiana , Renno, Lucio , Samuels, David , Smith, Amy , Zucco, Cesar
PUBLISHED: March 2016
LANGUAGE: English
RELATED TOPICS: Government and Democracy
DOWNLOAD DATASET IN: English

Abstract:

The objective of the BEPS project has been to collect original public opinion data in the largest democracy in Latin America to capture the dynamic game between voters and politicians during elections. Following up on the 2010 Brazilian Electoral Panel Study, and taking advantage of the Brazilian 2014 presidential elections, we conducted a public opinion panel study comprising seven waves extending from May to November 2014. Questionnaires replicated items in the different waves capturing movements in vote intention, government evaluation, policy preferences, and partisanship, among others. The initial sample is representative of the Brazilian population, covering 22 of the 27 states and 118 municipalities in all regions of the country, proportional to population size up to the municipal level. Interviews in this first wave were conducted face-to-face, computer assisted, and were collected prior to the official beginning of the campaign, so as to capture baseline measures of vote intentions and all other variables, free from contamination of campaign events. Subsequent waves were conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) based on subsamples drawn randomly from the first wave. The scheduling of the waves followed the occurrence of campaign events, taking into consideration, in particular, the dates of presidential debates.

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  • Years covered: 2014
  • Contact Person: Fabiana Machado
  • IDB Technical Note IDB-TN-945: The Brazilian Electoral Panel Studies (BEPS): 2014 Results
  • When using the data, please cite: Ames Barry, Alyssa Huberts, Fabiana Machado, Lucio Renno, David Samuels, Amy Erika Smith, and Cesar Zucco. Brazilian Electoral Panel Studies (BEPS): 2014 Results. IDB Technical Note No. 915.
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