• 75 Years of Worldwide Public Opinion Research
    WAPOR 75th Annual Conference
    75 Years of Worldwide Public Opinion Research

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 75th Annual Conference together with the WAPOR Asia Pacific 5th Annual Conference on 10-15 November 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The WAPOR conference will convene before and overlap with the 5th WAPOR Asia Pacific regional conference.

    The conference committee will be completing reviews soon and notifications of status will be released in July. Stay tuned for more information regarding registration and conference location!

    Conference Theme: 75 Years of Worldwide Public Opinion Research

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  • Key-note online lecture by Prof. Pippa Norris (Harvard University, USA) at the WAPOR 75th annual conference on November 11, 2022 in Dubai, UAE
    In Praise of Skepticism: Trust but Verify
    Key-note online lecture by Prof. Pippa Norris (Harvard University, USA) at the WAPOR 75th annual conference on November 11, 2022 in Dubai, UAE

    Trust is conventionally believed to have many beneficial consequences for citizens and societies – by lubricating markets, managing organizations, legitimating governments, and facilitating collective action. Any signs of its decline are, and should be, a matter of serious concern. Yet, Pippa Norris’ In Praise of Skepticism questions the prevalent assumptions underpinning modern accounts of trust and recognizes that trust has two faces. Norris unpacks the concept and advances a new four-fold typology based on the interplay of trust and trustworthiness. Drawing on new evidence from the European Values Survey/ World Values Survey conducted in more than 100 societies around the world, Norris concludes that as well as excessive cynicism, the risks arising from too much credulous trust by citizens towards authorities are commonly underestimated.

    Available now on Youtube!
  • Letter from WAPOR President (October 2022)
    News
    Letter from WAPOR President (October 2022)

    The October, 2022 issue of the letter from the WAPOR President summarizes key points on the preparations to the WAPOR 75th anniversary conference, WAPOR 2022 elections, the annual business meeting of WAPOR members and much more. 

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  • Ukrainian and Russian Public Opinion Research - 2022
    List of Research in Ukraine and Russia
    Ukrainian and Russian Public Opinion Research - 2022

    Following the theme of our last conference, “Speaking Truth to Power”, we have gathered the most recent polls conducted in Ukraine and Russia concerning the current conflict. You will find here the web page with all the polls. We have also added the frequencies of the last wave of the World Values Survey conducted in Ukraine (2020) and Russia (2018).

    In conformity with WAPOR’s principles, we will post only polls that respect the WAPOR professional standards and are completely transparent about their methods.

    Find research here
  • 2021 Updated WAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices
    Professional Standards Committee:
    2021 Updated WAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices

    The revised WAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices is now available. There is a version in English which you can download. We have also prepared translations into Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Russian, and Spanish which can also be downloaded. Simply click on the language you require, and you’ll see a link to download the appropriate version.

    If you think translations into other languages would benefit our members and the communities with which they interact (journalists, academics, government officials), we welcome your recommendation. Please feel free to contact us at waporoffice@gmail.com

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WAPOR Membership includes:

  • Subscription to the International Journal of Public Opinion Research
  • Reduced registration fees at WAPOR events
  • Access to a library of training seminars and materials
  • And more

WAPOR is an international professional association whose members recognize the centrality of public opinion in shaping and serving society.

With the American Association for Public Opinion Research and ESOMAR, WAPOR has collaborated on an international effort to
train journalists interested in understanding and reporting on public opinion research.

Regional Chapters

Members of WAPOR may organize into regional chapters with the aim of furthering the general purposes of WAPOR. You can read more about the regional chapters here.