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The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.

Research Paper: What troubles citizens of the Americas?

Elizabeth J. Zechmeister and Mitchell A. Seligson
January 2011

lapopThis report identifies the “most important problems,” as perceived in recent years by people of the Americas and across major subgroups, and assesses public opinion with respect to four main themes: the economy; security; corruption; and race and ethnicity, indigenous rights and discrimination.



A View of the Hemisphere



Explore the link between governance and development.