• 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.

    WAPOR welcomes proposal submissions that 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.

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  • Proposals due by May 15
    2021 Call for Proposals for Editors
    Proposals due by May 15

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and publisher Oxford University Press invite applications and nominations for the position of Editor(s) in Chief of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR). The IJPOR is a leading journal of public opinion and survey research that reaches a global audience.

    We seek an editor or editorial team who will be responsible for processing manuscripts submitted to the journal, ensuring timely publication of four issues each year, and working with guest editors for special-topics issues that might arise. The editor also works with Oxford University Press staff and WAPOR’s Publications Committee to strengthen the reputation of IJPOR.

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  • Public Opinion Perceptions of Social, Economic, and Political Challenges in Latin America
    April 2021 WAPOR Webinar
    Public Opinion Perceptions of Social, Economic, and Political Challenges in Latin America

    This webinar continues the series of monthly webinars by the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Our presenters discussed the public opinion perceptions of social, economic, and political challenges in the countries of Central and South America. Also discussed were issues of gender equality, wellbeing, public trust, perceptions of democracy and political participation using the survey data from the major public opinion research projects run across the Latin American continent such as the AmericasBarometer, Latinobarometro, the World Values Survey (WVS), and Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN). Marita Carrballo, Past President of WAPOR, moderated the discussion.

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  • Adapting Push-to-Web Survey Designs for Use in Different Countries and Situations
    WAPOR Webinar March 5 with Don A. Dillman
    Adapting Push-to-Web Survey Designs for Use in Different Countries and Situations

    Countries throughout the world are seeking alternatives to in-person and telephone surveys of the general public in order to improve data quality and lower costs. To accomplish this, web-push surveys that involve an initial postal contact to request internet responses followed by mail questionnaire and perhaps other mode requests are being evaluated in a number of countries. This presentation draws upon the author’s experiences in developing a web-push methodology and subsequently helping surveyors design web-push surveys in 10 countries on four continents.

    Don A. Dillman is Regents professor in the Department of Sociology and Deputy Director for research and development in the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, USA. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.