- NewsLetter from Two WAPOR Presidents (January 2023)Click to read the full text!
Season’s Greetings from WAPOR! It is time to share some brief reflections on our activities over the past several months. Most importantly, we were able to host an in-person conference for the first time since the pandemic. More than 250 individuals from 57 countries participated in the 75th Anniversary conference, our first ever meeting in the Middle East. There were numerous highlights, including the formation of our Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter, special panels that considered WAPOR’s past and future, two noteworthy keynote speakers, and the institution of WAPOR’s new Alexis de Tocqueville Award. Preliminary findings from the recently completed 2022 Freedom to Publish study were also presented. We will be publishing that report, which covers more than 150 countries, and making it available to all WAPOR members in the coming months [...]
- WAPOR 75th Annual Conference75 Years of Worldwide Public Opinion ResearchClick to find out more!
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
- In Praise of Skepticism: Trust but VerifyKey-note online lecture by Prof. Pippa Norris (Harvard University, USA) at the WAPOR 75th annual conference on November 11, 2022 in Dubai, UAEAvailable now on Youtube!
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.
- List of Research in Ukraine and RussiaUkrainian and Russian Public Opinion Research - 2022Find research here
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.
- Professional Standards Committee:2021 Updated WAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and PracticesClick for the updated code
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.