chapter  6
Globalized public opinion data: international comparative surveys and regional barometers
ByMarta Lagos and Yun- han Chu
Pages 14

In the last two decades the expansion of systematic cross-national public opinion surveys to observe social and political changes around the globe has been a new development in the international social sciences community. This chapter identifi es the historical background that gave rise to this, offers an introduction to the major survey data sets now available, and examines the evolution of the partnership between comparative multinational surveys and international organizations (IOs).