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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.

The International Journal of Public Opinion Research, published four times a year by Oxford University Press, is free with WAPOR membership. WAPOR also publishes regular news that you will have access to.

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.  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 either the ESOMAR or ESRA Congress in Europe, and in the third year in a new location.  In 2015, WAPOR’s annual conference outside of North America or Europe was held in Buenos Aires. The 2017 WAPOR/AAPOR conference will be held July 15-17, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2018 we will hold our annual conference somewhere else around the globe. We will return to North America in 2019 with AAPOR in Toronto, Canada. Additionally, we sponsor regional conferences in diverse locations such as Moscow, Monterrey and Barcelona. Complete information about upcoming seminars and conferences is available by clicking here or in the navigation bar above.

Please note:

  • All memberships are 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.
  • Memberships are for individuals only.  We do not have corporate memberships at this time.
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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