Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Scarcity and Public Opinion in Venezuela

A timely article on Venezuelan public opinion by Mariana Rodríguez at Vanderbilt using LAPOP data. Surprise: scarcity bothers people a lot.

The analysis shows that if you view scarcity as a problem, you are more likely to protest.
Furthermore, the data also provide evidence that concern about the scarcity of basic goods and dissatisfaction with medical services motivate protest participation, while views of corruption do not.
Corruption alone doesn't do it, but when you cannot get basic goods, then you protest.

And this is from 2014 data. Imagine now.


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