Brazil, the Americas and the World: public opinion and foreign policy 2010

The main goal of this research project is to describe and analyze the perception that the Brazilian population has on our foreign policy and international policy. It is part of an international academic endeavor that includes research teams from many Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. The general coordination is entrusted to the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico. This international project aims to comprehend the perceptions and attitudes that the public has on international issues that have gained more importance over the last century and to capture the reactions of society towards international changes and the domestic impacts. The study covers a broad range of themes (cultural, economic, social, political, security) and levels (bilateral, regional and global) relating to international relations and foreign policy. A survey using a probabilistic sampling of 2,400 cases and stratified nationally will be carried out. Results will be presented in two forms:

  1. an analysis of the attitudes and perceptions that Brazilians have concerning the set of themes included in the questionnaires;
  2. a comparative analysis of the perceptions the public has about the position of the country within the international scenario and the foreign policy agenda in the seven countries investigated.


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