• Marita Carballo (WAPOR President) Welcomes Annual Conference Attendees
    WAPOR 73rd Annual Conference and WAPOR LATAM 9th Congress
    Marita Carballo (WAPOR President) Welcomes Annual Conference Attendees
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  • Editors of International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR)
    2021 Call for Proposals
    Editors of International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR)

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and publisher Oxford University Press invite applications and nominations for the position of Editor(s) in Chief of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR). The IJPOR is a leading journal of public opinion and survey research that reaches a global audience.

    We seek an editor or editorial team who will be responsible for processing manuscripts submitted to the journal, ensuring timely publication of four issues each year, and working with guest editors for special-topics issues that might arise. The editor also works with Oxford University Press staff and WAPOR’s Publications Committee to strengthen the reputation of IJPOR. For more information on IJPOR’s aims and scope, please see https://academic.oup.com/ijpor.

    Interested parties should send applications to Jibum Kim, Chair of the WAPOR Publications Committee, at jbk7000@skku.edu. Applications should include, at minimum: (1) a copy of the applicant’s CV; (2) a vision statement for the journal, including ways to achieve diversity among the editorial team, proposals for special issues on topics that could reach out to a more diverse readership or other initiatives to engage with issues of contemporary relevance; and (3) a letter from the applicant’s or applicants institution(s), setting out the forms of support they are prepared to provide the editors(s). Full consideration will be given to applications that arrive by March 1, 2021.


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  • Public Opinion: Present Reflection and Beyond 2020
    WAPOR ASIA - Kuala Lumpur 2020
    Public Opinion: Present Reflection and Beyond 2020

    A virtual conference “WAPOR Asia Kuala Lumpur 2020” to be held on 9 and 10 November this year on the broad theme “Public Opinion: Present Reflection and Beyond 2020” will provide opportunities not only for the academics but also professional communities to gain an understanding of issues and values of public opinion.

    The main conference will be held on 10 November. However, the conference will be preceded by a workshop on 9 November after the official opening, featuring prominent scholar, Prof. Edith de Leeuw from the University of Utrecht who will be talking on multimode and multimethod, assisted by Anne Elevelt, while Prof. Sahari Nordin, an expert on statistics from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), will be handling assessment on validity and reliability tests using factor analysis and Rasch Measurement.

    Organised by WAPOR Asia, the conference is open to participation by scholars, academics, media practitioners and professional communities dealing in public opinion. The proposed themes/streams include factors fostering the growth of public opinion; media, power and conflict; polling and gauging voter sentiment; media communication and technology; methods of research (survey and content analysis); and public opinion in the digital age.

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  • Advances in Comparative Survey Methods
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    Advances in Comparative Survey Methods

    Presented by Anna Andreenkova, Tom W. Smith, Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, and Ting Yan.

    The development of Multinational, Multiregional, and Multicultural (3MC) survey research methodology continues to expand worldwide as a field of inquiry. WAPOR presented the most recent webinar exploring several areas of active 3MC methods research that included presentations from four distinguished investigators who contributed chapters to the recently published book “Advances in Comparative Survey Methods” (Wiley, 2019).

    Date: September 15 (Tuesday), 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT 

    View the video and slides here!
  • Reaffirming Our Basic Values and Principles
    WAPOR Statement of July 27, 2020
    Reaffirming Our Basic Values and Principles

    In light of events that took place in 2020, the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) publicly reaffirms its commitment to the basic principles upon which it was founded. These include promotion in each country of the right to conduct scientific research regarding the beliefs and opinions of the public and the right to freely publish this information so as to make it available to all citizens. As such, we are deeply concerned when any government seeks to limit the rights of the public to be heard by imposing any restrictions on the free practice and reporting of public opinion research.

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  • Mixed Mode and Mixed Device Surveys: Why, When, and How
    Watch our July 9th Webinar
    Mixed Mode and Mixed Device Surveys: Why, When, and How

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed and will go on changing survey research, in particular the data collection modes to conduct surveys.  Social distancing implies limiting interviewer impact and more creative use of self-administration. Mixed mode surveys are not new but they are becoming necessary in the current situation. Especially mixed mode surveys with an online component included offer many advantages, but also challenges. One of the challenges is the use of mixed-devices (smartphone, tablet) to complete an online questionnaire.   

    This webinar brings together two survey researchers who are well-known specialists of the use of mixed modes and mixed devices in survey data collection. Edith de Leeuw and Anne Elevelt will present why, when, and how to use mixed mode and mixed device surveys. They will address problems that we are likely to face when using mixed mode and mixed device designs and review Current Best Practice solutions. 

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  • COVID-19 Public Opinion Research
    List of research via WAPORnet
    COVID-19 Public Opinion Research

    We have compiled a list of public opinion research on COVID-19 from around the world that has been posted to the WAPORnet listserv, you can find it on our website. We will continue to moderate the listserv for distribution, but this adds an additional resource that you can share with others that we will work to keep up-to-date based on the submissions we receive.

    We would like to continue to encourage you to share what is happening in your country and the results of your research on WAPORnet. Please also share multi-country research that you are aware of.

    Find COVID-19 research here

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.