Release of Brazilian Legislative Surveys, 1990-2013

Timothy J. Power (Director, Brazilian Studies Programme) and Cesar Zucco Jr. (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro) have released the new integrated dataset of the Brazilian Legislative Surveys, 1990-2013. This survey questionnaire has been applied to each elected parliament since Brazil returned to democracy in the 1980s. The BLS dataset now contains 1145 responses from 890 different Brazilian politicians over the past 24 years, and the most recent wave was supported by the John Fell OUP Research Fund. Power and Zucco announced the data release at the conference of the Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP) in Brasília, 4-7 August 2014. The data, codebook and original questionnaires are available at

Photo caption: Timothy Power and Cesar Zucco during fieldwork at Brazil’s Câmara dos Deputados during Wave 7 of the BLS, March 2013.

Photo credit: Ana Regina Amaral.