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President’s Note – 17 February 2017

(also available in Spanish and French) Dear Wapornetters, WAPOR held its Council meeting on Sunday, February 12, in Montreal, under 23 cm of snow! The Council includes the Executive, i.e., Marita Carballo (Vice-president/president elect), Patricia Moy (Past President), Mark Gill … Continue reading

Electoral Polls Conference in Mexico City

Electoral Polls Conference in Mexico City Rosario Aguilar, CIDE and WAPOR Mexico National Representative On December 5th and 6th WAPOR, in coordination with the National Election Institute (INE) and the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), organized a … Continue reading

Barcelona Hosts WAPOR Regional Conference

The World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in collaboration with the Research and Expertise Center in Survey Methodology (RECSM), and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) held a regional conference on Political Trust in Contemporary Representative Democracies in Barcelona, Spain last month November 24th-25th. The conference … Continue reading

‘Rational’ versus ‘emotional’ referendums in Northern Ireland, Colombia, Brexit and possibly Cyprus

‘Rational’ versus ‘emotional’ referendums in Northern Ireland, Colombia, Brexit and possibly Cyprus Colin Irwin, Department of Politics, University of Liverpool Here is my ‘take’ on the polling I did for the Northern Ireland referendum, which was ‘spot on’ and the … Continue reading

VII WAPOR Latin American Conference in Monterrey

From October 12th to 14th, the VII WAPOR Latin-American Conference was held in the city of Monterrey, México. The event took place in the facilities of the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of the Autonomous University of Nuevo … Continue reading

New and Changing Standards for Survey Research

By: Tom W. Smith NORC at the University/WAPOR ISO Liaison ISO Technical Committee 225 on Market, Opinion, and Social Research held meetings in Madrid at AENOR (AENOR (Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion), the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification) … Continue reading

2016 WAPOR Election Results

This year’s WAPOR elections closed on November 3rd, with 37.4% of WAPOR members voting. Marita Carballo was selected Vice President/President-Elect and Timothy Johnson was re-elected as the Chair of the Professional Standards Committee. Thanks to Mark Gill and Mari Harris … Continue reading

James A. Davis (1929-2016)

James A. Davis was born in Chicago in 1929 and died on September 29, 2016 in hospice at Saint Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana, surrounded by his family. Jim Davis was an enormously respected figure in the field of … Continue reading

Letter Regarding Levada Center

In September WAPOR issued a joint letter with ESOMAR about the declaration of the Yury Levada Center as a foreign agent by the Russian Federation. You can read the letter in its entirety here: http://wapor.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Levada-Centre-27-09-2016.pdf

Moscow Regional Conference Wrap-Up

The WAPOR regional conference Survey Research and the Study of Social and Cultural Change took place in Moscow (Russia) from 15th till 17th of September. The conference was hosted by the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the National Research … Continue reading

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