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70th Annual Conference

Lisbon, Portugal twilight cityscape at the Alfama District.

WAPOR Annual Conference
15-17 July 2017 • Lisbon, Portugal

 Final Program

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) held its 70th annual conference 15-17 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The WAPOR conference convened immediately prior to, and overlapped with, the first day of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference.

Conference Theme:
Public Opinion and Policy-making

Recent technological developments have made it extremely easy for individuals to share their opinions, and persuade and mobilize others. Indeed, it is difficult to avoid mention or use of social media. Interestingly, while more and more citizens have access to means to express their opinions, more and more of them feel unrepresented and dissatisfied with political decision-making processes. They question their voice in the enactment of public policy, and they express disappointment and anger with the lack of responsiveness of political elites to public opinion. These deep feelings of discontent usually lead to bipolarization and surges of populism. The conference in Lisbon included two and a half days of interesting and important research presented by professionals from around the globe.

Stuart Soroka presentation (slides)
Stuart Soroka presentation (video)

Conference Information

All non-member registrations include a 2017 WAPOR membership. Memberships are based on WAPOR’s tier system which allows us to discount memberships for countries identified as developing nations. Membership will begin upon registration.

Cancellation (Refund) Policy
Notification of cancellation must be submitted to WAPOR headquarters in writing via email, fax or mail. A $50 cancellation fee will apply to cancellations received by July 1, 2017. WAPOR will accept cancellations, but no registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received after July 1.

Please remember that cancelling your registration does not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements. Individuals are responsible for cancelling their own hotel and travel reservations.

Queries about the Conference

Questions about the conference should be directed to Conference Chair Susana Salgado (waporlisbon2017@gmail.com) or WAPOR Executive Coordinator Renae Reis (renae@wapor.org).

WAPOR Lisbon 2017 Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, Refunds

WAPOR, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept. of Political Science, 931 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0367, USA phone: 1.402.472.7720 fax: 1.402.472.7727 email: renae@wapor.org


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