• 71st Annual Conference Coming Soon
    June 27-30, 2018 in Marrakesh!

    WAPOR is busy preparing for the upcoming 71st annual conference, Public Opinion Research in a Changing World, in Marrakesh, Morocco during the dates of June 27-30, 2018.Don't forget to check out the program in order to plan on which sessions you plan to attend.
    https://access.wapor.org/programme2018.php

    We have prepared travel tips for those attending. Click here for more information.

    Conference Information
  • WAPOR Colonia
    17-19 October 2018

    WAPOR Latin America is making preparations for the 8th Latin American Congress, “Public Opinion and Democracy,” which will be held 17-19 October 2018 in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. 

    For more information, please visit the conference website: http://www.waporcolonia2018.com.

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  • WAPOR and CSDI
    Papers presented on 3MC research

    The International Workshop on Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI) was founded in 2002 in Brussels at a meeting of researchers active in cross-national or cross-cultural survey research. The main goal of CSDI is to improve comparative survey design, implementation and related analysis. The annual workshops provides a forum and platform for researchers involved in research relevant for comparative survey methods.

    Current WAPOR president Claire Durand, former WAPOR president Tom W. Smith, and current WAPOR Standards Chair Timothy Johnson presented papers at the 2018 CSDI meeting in Limerick, Ireland.

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  • Contribute to WAPOR News

    WAPOR, through publications, seminars, meetings and educational initiatives, engages in a rich ongoing conversation about how best to collect data and maintain data quality. We would love to feature news about what is happening in public opinion research from all parts of the world. If you would like to contribute either an original work, or have us link to something happening in your country or region, please send that information to us for use in a future issue of WAPOR News.

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WAPOR is an international professional association whose members recognize the centrality of public opinion in shaping and serving society. arrow down
WAPOR's Mission
We emphasize the importance of conducting scientifically sound public-opinion research
and how this information can be useful to society and its various publics
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Promote in each country of the world the right to conduct and publish scientific research on what the people and its groups think and how this thinking is influenced by various factors.

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Promote the knowledge and application of scientific methods in this objective.

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Assist and promote the development and publication of public opinion research worldwide.

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Promote international cooperation and exchange among academic and commercial researchers, journalists and political actors, as well as between the representatives of the different scientific disciplines.

WAPOR advances its mission through various efforts including studies of election polling and infringements on polling; regional and international conferences; white papers, press releases, and workshops; and our refereed journal, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. We also promote international cooperation and exchange among academic and commercial researchers, journalists and political actors, as well as between the representatives of the different scientific disciplines. 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. You can find more information about this initiative here.