New Americas Barometer Insight: The World Cup and Protests: What Ails Brazil?

October 13, 2016

Results from preliminary pre-release 2014 AmericasBarometer survey data from Brazil indicate that the protests ongoing in the country since last year are driven largely by young, single, educated Brazilians, with widespread corruption and violence, and low quality education and healthcare at the top of their list of grievances. Thus, international sporting events like the World Cup have both exacerbated perceptions of systemic corruption among Brazilians and also provided a useful high-profile stage for protesters to voice their discontent. Though the World Cup has reached its finale, preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games promise to continue fueling the underlying societal discontent driving these protests unless political leaders address these deeper, systemic concerns. 

Click on the link below to read the whole report by Matthew L. Layton)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lapop/insights/IO906en.pdf

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LAPOP - Americas Barometer
LAPOP is the premiere academic institution carrying out surveys of public opinion in the Americas, with over thirty years of experience. Every two years it carries out the AmericasBarometer survey, which currently covers 26 nations including all of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Each year it publishes dozens of high quality academic studies and policy-relevant papers.