• WAPOR Call for Nominations
    Nominations due by August 23

    WAPOR seeks nominations for three offices to be filled in elections to be held this autumn: Secretary-Treasurer, Chair of the Publications Committee, and Chair of the Liaison Committee. 

    Only nominations from WAPOR members are eligible for consideration, and will serve as the basis of the final slate of nominations, on which members will vote this September.

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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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  • 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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  • Serve on a Committee

    Are you interested in becoming more involved with our association? WAPOR's Executive Council is looking for individuals to serve on our committees: finance, publications, membership, professional standards, conference, or liaison committees. If you're interested in engaging in any of these WAPOR committees,  please click to learn more!

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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
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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.

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

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

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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.