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History

Over the past 65 years, WAPOR has been fortunate to have some of the most prominent names in survey and public opinion research serve as its President. Below is a listing of the men and women who have served. Each made an indelible mark on both the Organization and the people whom the Organization serves.

1947-1948 Jean Stoetzel France
1949-1950
James White UK
1951-1952
John F. Maloney USA
1953-1954
Jan Stapel Netherlands
1955-1956
Leo P. Crespi USA
1957-1958
Bjorn Balstad Norway
1959-1960
Mark Abrams UK
1961-1962
Helen Crossley USA
1963-1964
Karl Georg von Stackelberg West Germany
1965-1966
Leo Bogart USA
1967-1968
Eric da Costa India
1969-1970
Adri Bakker Netherlands
1971-1972
Philip K. Hastings USA
1973-1974
Wim J. de Jonge Netherlands
1975-1976
Juan Linz Spain/USA
1977-1978
Irving Crespi USA
1979-1980
Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann West Germany
1981-1982
Yvan Corbeil Canada
1983-1984
Robert M. Worcester UK
1985-1986
Seymour Martin Lipset USA
1987-1988
Hans Zetterberg Sweden
1989-1990
Frederick C. Turner USA
1991-1992
Elizabeth H. Nelson UK
1993-1994
Philip Meyer USA
1995-1996
Wolfgang Donsbach Germany
1997-1998
Maxwell McCombs USA
1999-2000
Miguel Basanez Mexico
2001-2002
Brian Gosschalk UK
2003-2004
Kathleen Frankovic USA
2005-2006
Esteban Lopez-Escobar Spain
2007-2008
Mike Traugott USA
2009-2010 Thomas Petersen Germany
2011-2012 Tom W. Smith USA

Past Conferences

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Archives

The archives of the World Association for Public Opinion Research are housed at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. They are part of the Southern Historical Collection housed and cataloged at UNC.

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