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WAPOR is a professional society of around 500 individuals from academic and business professions in over 50 countries who share information in the field of public opinion research through conferences, publications, and personal contact. As a WAPOR member, you are given the opportunity to have your organization or agency listed in the AAPOR/ WAPOR Blue Book, a guide to public opinion research resources worldwide published every year.

The International Journal of Public Opinion Research, published four times a year by Oxford University Press, is free with WAPOR membership. WAPOR also publishes a newsletter four times a year.

Members of WAPOR receive a substantial discount on the registration rate for conferences and seminars.  Annual conferences have historically been held in the even years with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and in odd year with ESOMAR.  In 2012, WAPOR’s first annual conference outside of North America or Europe was held in Hong Kong.  WAPOR is happy to announce that our annual conferences will now be 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.  The 2013 WAPOR/AAPOR conference will be held May 14-16 in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2014 we will hold our annual conference with ESOMAR in Europe.  Additionally, we sponsor regional conferences in diverse locations. Complete information about upcoming seminars and conferences is available by clicking here or in the navigation bar above.

Please note: All memberships for for the calendar year only.  This corresponds with your subscription to the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.  If joining after October 1, your membership will be made effective for the following calendar year.

Five types of membership:

Regular membership is open to all persons who subscribe to the purposes of the Association and are, or have been, directly associated with the conduct,use, or teaching of scientific opinion and attitude research.
Graduate student membership is available at a lower rate with certification of current enrollment.
Retired membership, including receiving the journal, is available after 10 years of regular membership.
Retired membership/no journal is available at a lower rate for retired professionals who wish to maintain contact with WAPOR without receiving the journal.
Lifetime membership is available to any member for a one-time fee.
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