• 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
  • Now accepting nominations
    Helen Dinerman Award
    Now accepting nominations

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) seeks nominations for the 2021 WAPOR Helen Dinerman Award. This award, given since 1981, honors particularly significant contributions to survey research methodology. The award, presented annually to an individual or individuals, is in memory of Helen Dinerman\\\'s scientific achievements over three decades of public opinion research. Recent recipients of the award include Mitchell Seligson, Juan Díez Nicolás, Michael Traugott, and Edith de Leeuw.

    Letters of nomination with a justification of the proposal should be sent to Past President Marita Carballo (marita@maritacarballo.com.ar) by July 26, 2021. A committee that reflects WAPOR’s diversity will examine all the proposals and make a final decision. The winner will be announced at the virtual WAPOR annual conference in November 2021.

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  • Speaking Truth to Power: Public Opinion in a Time of Crisis
    WAPOR 74th Annual Conference
    Speaking Truth to Power: Public Opinion in a Time of Crisis

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 74th Annual Conference ONLINE due to global travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference dates are November 2-6, 2021

    Not all public opinion research is welcomed during times of crises. How can our research be most effectively communicated both to leaders and to citizens when facing public health emergencies? What role should public opinion research play in societies facing political or economic turmoil? Our 2021 conference seeks to address these questions.

    Presenters will deal with these and related issues, in one of three conference formats including: preorganized panels, research papers and posters. Preorganized panels will be broadcast live via online channels. Watch the conference web page for more information.

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  • Mixed-Mode in Survey Research: Why and How to Implement It
    May 2021 WAPOR Webinar
    Mixed-Mode in Survey Research: Why and How to Implement It

    This webinar continued the webinar series by the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). On Wednesday, May 26, speakers discussed the most recent developments in mixed-mode surveys. They approached the question from a practitioner’s point of view, that is, they spoke about the issues associated with implementation, combination and weighting of data collected using different modes. The webinar was moderated by Claire Durand.

    • Tobias Gummer: Conducting the European Values Study in Self-Administered Mixed-Mode Design: Insights from Germany
    • Oliviero Marchese: Mixed-Mode Polling: More Than a Plan B

    • Trevor Tompson: Using a Mixed Mode Approach for Election Surveys: The Case of AP VoteCast in the United States
    Click here to watch the replay and to see the slides
  • 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!
  • Reaffirming Our Basic Values and Principles
    WAPOR Statement of July 27, 2020
    Reaffirming Our Basic Values and Principles

    In light of events that took place in 2020, the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) publicly reaffirms its commitment to the basic principles upon which it was founded. These include promotion in each country of the right to conduct scientific research regarding the beliefs and opinions of the public and the right to freely publish this information so as to make it available to all citizens. As such, we are deeply concerned when any government seeks to limit the rights of the public to be heard by imposing any restrictions on the free practice and reporting of public opinion research.

    Click for a link to the statement
  • 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.