• 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.

    The webinar was presented by Dr. Zeina Mneimneh (assistant research scientist in the Survey Methodology Program and director of the International Unit within the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan; assistant research professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgetown University) and Julie de Jong (survey methodologist in the International Unit within the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan).

     

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  • 2019 WAPOR-ASIA Conference in New Delhi, India
    Registration now open!

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

    The conference will also feature WAPOR Workshops Day (Thursday, 26th September, 2019),  where participants will engage with, and learn 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 series of three workshops will include topics ranging from the practical application of peace polls, to the recent events in Sri Lanka. Participants will receive a certificate upon the successful completion of all three workshops. We hope that you will be able to attend!

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  • New Audio Available
    Round Table I

    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 Table I: Democracy and Democratic Values: Dynamics, Measurement, Forecast (convened by Christian Haerpfer) was held on the first day of the conference.

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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
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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.