how does pollitik understand oceania?

Oceania occupies a small corner of the world, outsized in the global import of its more developed economies; comprised of a neighborhood of island-states distinguished by lush flora and lavish indigenous cultures perhaps vibrant in spite of an austere colonial history, the region is comprised of 14 countries recognized by the United Nations, about 5 from which Pollitik gathers, manipulates, and analyzes data.


Pollitik sources and regularly refreshes its data set from a wide array of firms throughout Oceania, and strives to maintain a consistency about both internal methodology – that is, how Pollitik conducts its analyses – but as well, about external methodology: finding firms that collect public opinion data in similar ways, and moreover do it well.

Pollitik uses data from the Executive Approval Project to estimate latent approval using James Stimson’s (1991) dyads-ratio algorithm.

Refer to the following sheet for a better understanding of our approach to Oceania.

Oceania Firms, Wording