• 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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  • 2017 Freedom to Publish Public Opinion Research Report
    Latin America and Asia Outlook

    Findings from the joint WAPOR/ESOMAR 2017 report on Freedom to Publish Public Opinion Research were presented during a panel session at the 71st Annual Conference in Marrakesh. This is the 6th report in this series, which began in 1984.

    The main themes of the study have remained the same, with a focus on national poll embargoes prior to elections, restrictions on conducting and publishing exit polls, awareness and conformity to professional codes and guidelines, and evaluation of overall poll quality and problems in conducting polls. 

    Read the report
  • 71st Annual Conference Papers Available
    Marrakesh, Morocco

    Presenters at the conference in Marrakesh can upload their presentations or papers to the online program. This allows interested members and participants the possibility of reading about the most recent research on various topics on public opinion. We will continue to populate the program as participants add their research. Available papers will be indicated by a green "download paper/presentation" box. 

    Online program available!
  • 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

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.