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Welcome to the website of the World Association for Public Opinion Research!

Welcome to the website of the World Association for Public Opinion Research!

The VI Latin American WAPOR Congress took place in Santiago, Chile, on June 18-20. I would like to thank University Diego Portales, its School of Communication, and all the organizers for this successful event, which attracted more than 180 participants. In addition to having a full day for young researchers and two days with simultaneous sessions, the conference offered round tables to discuss the role and the quality of public opinion polls in the region. We will have a more detailed report and some photographs in the WAPOR Newsletter.

Annual conferences are held in a three-year cycle: with AAPOR in North America, in connection with the ESOMAR Congress in Europe, and in the third year in a new location. This arrangement permits WAPOR members to meet with academic, commercial, and government researchers from the main centers of survey research around the globe. Our most recent annual conference was held Nice, France, September 4-6, 2014. Please feel free to download the final program for full conference details.

The 68th Annual Conference will be held June 16-19, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The call for participation can be found on our website.

We are also holding a regional seminar in Doha, Qatar in March 2015. The call for participation has ended but you can read more about the upcoming event on their website.

Please see our membership information if you are considering becoming a member or to process your renewal. There are different types of memberships for professionals and students, and by tier depending on your country.

Members receive WAPOR’s professional journal, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR), which is considered as “the first truly comparative, multidisciplinary forum serving the international community” of public opinion researchers.

WAPOR carries out many of its activities and events in close collaboration with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and with the World Association for Market, Social, and Opinion Research (ESOMAR).  Recent documents that you may find useful include “Standard Definitions: Final Dispositions of Case Codes and Outcome Rates for Surveys” (with AAPOR) and the “ESOMAR/WAPOR Guide to Opinion Polls and Published Surveys.”

If you are interested in knowing more about WAPOR, I invite you to take a look at our different documents, newsletters, press releases and, very especially, to our Code of Ethics and our Constitution.  The latter defines our mission, which includes promoting the right to conduct and publish public opinion research in each country of the world, and our activities, such as “encouraging high professional standards, promoting improved research techniques, informing journalists about the appropriate forms of publishing poll results, observing the democratic process and use of polls in elections”, among others.

If you have any questions about WAPOR please feel free to contact either the WAPOR Secretariat (renae@wapor.org) or me (amoreno@itam.mx).

Alejandro Moreno
WAPOR President

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Newsletter Available:
June 2014 Newsletter

Press Release: LINCOLN (Nebraska, USA)
23 May 2013
Statement Regarding the Levada Center (Moscow) Case

Upcoming Conferences and Seminars:

WAPOR 68th Annual Conference
Buenos Aires, Argentina
16-19 June 2015
Call for Participation

WAPOR Regional Seminar
Doha, Qatar
7-9 March 2015
More information

Updated version of the WAPOR Code of Ethics
Click here to view the updated code

Past Press Releases: LINCOLN (Nebraska, USA)

December 20, 2012
Freedom to Publish Opinion Polls Study Results
English version
Chinese version

November 13, 2012
Statement Regarding Polling Regulations in Mexico

October 24, 2012
Statement Regarding Pre-Election Polls in Ukraine

August 3, 2011
Pollsters Missing in Michoacan, Mexico

February 17, 2011
Public Opinion Research Must Guarantee the Confidentiality of Responses
Comunicado de Prensa

Book:
Who’s Afraid of Opinion Polls?
by Wolfgang Donsbach

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