how does pollitik understand the americas?
The Americas, parochially known as the new world, is perhaps newest in the unprecedented position of global power which the United States of America retains; though ancient in the lavish mosaic of profoundly visible indigenous culture and history which constitutes Latin America – headed historically by an equally lavish mosaic of leaders. The continent is comprised of about 36 countries recognized by the United Nations, about 31 from which Pollitik gathers, manipulates, and analyzes data.
Pollitik sources and regularly refreshes its data set from a wide array of firms throughout the Americas, 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 the Americas.