• WAPOR 73rd Annual Conference and WAPOR LATAM 9th Congress
    October 2020 - Salamanca, Spain

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 73rd Annual Conference together with the WAPOR Latin American (LATAM) Congress on 6-9 October 2020 in Salamanca, Spain. The WAPOR conference will convene before and overlap with the 9th LATAM Congress. The conference committee welcomes proposals on topics related to public opinion broadly, especially those related to the conference theme: Public Opinion and Survey Research in Changing Times.

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  • WAPOR Presents First Webinar
    Recording available

    WAPOR held its first webinar, "Survey Research in International and Comparative Contexts: Showcase of Free Online Courses and Guidelines," on September 19th. Survey research carried out in international settings and in comparative cross-cultural contexts presents a set of unique methodological challenges. This presentation highlighted two resources facilitated by the Survey Research Center International Unit at the University of Michigan. Both are freely available for use by researchers and survey practitioners.


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  • 2019 WAPOR-ASIA Conference in New Delhi, India
    Conference wrap-up

    The WAPOR-ASIA Second Annual Conference was held in New Delhi, India from September 26 to September 29, 2019. The theme of the conference was, “Digital Democracy: The Scope and Limitations of Digital Advancement on Democratization in Asia.”

    The conference featured WAPOR Workshops Day, where participants learned about new challenges to public opinion polling and the opportunities that arise in the face of rising digitization, from renowned experts from around the world. The workshops were followed by two days of various panels on subjects such as political participation, public opinion, attitudes on issues, and media use.

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  • New Audio Available
    Round Table Audio

    The WAPOR 72nd annual conference featured an Innovation room -fully booked during the three-day conference- with seven round tables that allowed for more participation and peer to peer exchange on a range of important topics from Democracy 3.0, to regaining trust in polling and how in our profession we can better work together. Round Tables I-7 are available online.

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  • 72nd WAPOR Annual Conference
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    The most recent conference, Public Opinion and Democracy, wrapped up on May 22 in Toronto, Canada. There were various academic, commercial and government researchers from around the world who participated and presented, providing learning about the latest polling trends, techniques and approaches.

    This year's program included the traditional papers, panels, and posters. We also added round tables for a new interactive experience. We had an award banquet, held at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, where we awarded various paper and achievement awards. 

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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

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.


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


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


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.