• COVID-19 Public Opinion Research
    List of research via WAPORnet

    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
  • Statement on the Annual Conference
    Plans moving forward

    The upcoming conferences are something we are all looking forward to and which are very promising in terms of the number of high-quality papers and interesting panels. There is much more in these two Conferences/Congresses that we are going to celebrate in Salamanca, where we already have a lot of activities, panels and interesting roundtables that we will be announcing shortly. We are also preparing six training workshops to be held during the conference (four in English and two in Spanish), and plan to hold a key panel session to provide the breakthrough discussion on the current challenges for public opinion research, which will be a nice surprise to the participants.

    We will continue with the organization of both conferences and we are planning, at this time, to run the regular face-to-face annual conference in October in Salamanca, but due to the global pandemic circumstances, the Executive Board is preparing two other options for the conference as a precaution:

    Find out more here!
  • WAPOR 73rd Annual Conference and WAPOR LATAM 9th Congress
    October 2020 - Salamanca, Spain

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 73rd Annual Conference together with the WAPOR Latin American (LATAM) Congress on 6-9 October 2020 in Salamanca, Spain. The WAPOR conference will convene before and overlap with the 9th LATAM Congress. This year's conference theme is Public Opinion and Survey Research in Changing Times.


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  • Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award Competition
    Proposals due by May 15

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) request submissions to be considered for the Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award, as part of the program for WAPOR’s annual conference in 2020. This award is given in memory of Dr. Harkness, distinguished cross-cultural survey methodologist, who passed away in 2012. 

    Paper topics must be related to the study of multi-national/multi-cultural/multi-lingual survey research (aka 3M
    survey research), or to the theory and methods of 3M survey research. To find out more, click here. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020.

    More information
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.