• From Cluster Analysis to Classification
    December 2021 Webinar
    From Cluster Analysis to Classification

    This webinar continues the series of public webinars by the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). The webinar, From Cluster Analysis to Classification, will be held on Friday, December 10 at 10:00 am EST.  Claire Durand, former President of WAPOR, will moderate the discussion. 

    Cluster analysis is a tool used in survey analysis since many decades. However, its combination with other techniques like dimensional analysis (PCA or MCA) is particularly useful for the interpretation of analysis. An example based on ISSP data will be developed, with the support of the R software.

    Register 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, French, 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

    Click for the updated code
  • Dr. Porismita Borah Named IJPOR Editor-In-Chief
    Announcing New Editor of International Journal of Public Opinion Research
    Dr. Porismita Borah Named IJPOR Editor-In-Chief

    WAPOR’s Executive Council is pleased to announce that Dr. Porismita Borah from Washington State University has been selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR). Dr. Borah has previously served as an Associate Editor of IJPOR and has a distinguished record of scholarly achievement. She is an associate professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and a graduate faculty of the Prevention Science program at WSU.

    Her Three-year appointment begins on September 1, 2021.

    Find out more here!
  • Electoral Surveys in Central and Eastern Europe
    October 2021 WAPOR Webinar
    Electoral Surveys in Central and Eastern Europe

    This webinar continued the webinar series by the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). On Friday, October 29, speakers discussed the electoral surveys in Central and Eastern Europe. Speakers addressed the various political, methodological, and other challenges and issues of the pre- and post-electoral survey experience in Central (represented by the cases of the Czech Republic and Poland) and Eastern Europe (represented by the cases of the Russian Federation and Georgia). Kseniya Kizilova, Chair of the Liaison Committee of WAPOR, moderated the discussion.

    Click here to watch the replay and to see the slides
  • Quality in Comparative Surveys
    AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force Report
    Quality in Comparative Surveys

    Comparative surveys study more than one population with the purpose of comparing various characteristics of the populations. To achieve comparability, surveys taking place in multinational, multiregional, and multicultural contexts (“3MC” surveys) need to be carefully designed. In this report, the AAPOR/WAPOR Task Force on Quality of Comparative Surveys identifies the most pressing challenges concerning data quality in 3MC surveys and recommends priorities for future research and collaboration.

    This report is dedicated to the memory of Lars Lyberg, who has had a profound and lasting influence on our field. He was a generous collaborator, colleague, and mentor, and a great friend.

    Read the Report
  • 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.