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WAPOR 69th Annual Conference

WAPOR’s 69th Annual Conference “Public Opinion in Transition,” was held May 10-12 at the Hotel VanZandt in Austin, Texas (USA) jointly with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) whose conference began on the same day that WAPOR wrapped … Continue reading

Allan L. McCutcheon (1950-2016)

Allan L. McCutcheon, Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Survey Research and Methodology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), passed away on May 3, 2016. He was 66. A celebration of his life was held on June 4 in Lincoln, Nebraska … Continue reading

Upcoming WAPOR Conferences

So many great things are happening in WAPOR! We have a number of interesting conferences in fantastic places. We hope you will find one, or more, that interests you! Deadlines for abstract submissions are listed. 69th Annual Conference in Austin, … Continue reading

WAPOR 2016 Annual Conference Highlights

The 69th WAPOR annual conference is coming up fast. This year promises to be another year of excellent panels, stimulating discussions, and fun-filled times. This year WAPOR goes to Austin, Texas. We are looking forward to seeing you all there. … Continue reading

WAPOR Member Survey Due April 29th

All WAPOR members in 2015 and/or 2016 have been invited to take part in the WAPOR 2016 membership survey. This is the first time in many years that we have asked all members for their views on WAPOR – what’s … Continue reading

7th WAPOR Latin American Conference

7th WAPOR Latin American Congress “New Forms of Political Participation and Quality of Democracy in Latin America” 12 – 14 October 2016 – Monterrey, Mexico Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León   Call for … Continue reading

Syria Peace Polls

Colin Irwin, Politics, University of Liverpool http://www.peacepolls.org In the context of the on-going war in Syria I have been asked to write two short editorial style articles on Peace Polls for the openDemocracy advocacy website. The first article ‘Making Peace … Continue reading

Tom Smith Honored with Inaugural Norman Bradburn Career Achievement Award

Tom Smith

Tom W. Smith is the first recipient of NORC at the University of Chicago’s newly created Norman Bradburn Career Achievement Award. The award was established to recognize individuals who, through the course of working for NORC, have made a significant … Continue reading

WAPOR 2015 Elections

The WAPOR elections for 2015 have ended and the official results were announced in mid-November. WAPOR‎ is happy to announce that beginning 1 Jan 2016, Mark Gill (MORI) will join the Executive Council as Secretary-Treasurer. Porismita Borah (Washington State University) and Jennifer … Continue reading

Former WAPOR President is Ambassador to U.S.

Miguel Basanez

The first WAPOR event I ever attended was in Mexico City in 1990. Hosted at El Colegio de México, the conference brought international public opinion researchers to discuss opinion polls in a setting that featured an emerging polling profession in a rapidly changing country. The organizer, Miguel Basáñez, was one of the publicly recognized pollsters and, as such, he was a central part of the early education and controversy around survey methodologies and the public role of opinion polls in Mexico. Continue reading

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