• Register for the 72nd WAPOR Annual Conference!
    Join us!

    Meet with academic, commercial and government researchers from around the world while learning about the latest polling trends, techniques and approaches. WAPOR is meeting with AAPOR in Toronto, Ontario during May 19-21, 2019.  This year's conference theme is Public Opinion and Democracy.

    This year's program includes the traditional papers, panels, and posters. We have also added round tables for a new interactive experience. Check back for updates, including the full conference program and details on the Award Banquet (on the evening of May 20) being held at the Toronto Yacht Club.

    Registration information here
  • Be a part of the 72nd Annual Conference!
    Show your support of WAPOR

    Thinking about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor of the upcoming 72nd WAPOR Annual Conference? Check out the various ways you can take part!

    Become a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor:
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    Underwrite an event or item, such as the Welcome Reception, Audio Visual, or a Coffee Break:
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    Conference Exhibits available:
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  • Social Media Position
    Work with WAPOR!

    The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) is seeking applicants for a part-time position as Social Media Coordinator. We are looking for someone who can  help manage and expand WAPOR’s social media channels, create dynamic written, graphic, and video content for social media, and promote content from press releases and newsletters, among other things. 

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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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  • Newest Version of Freedom to Conduct Opinion Polls Available!
    A 2017 Worldwide Update

    WAPOR is pleased to announce that the newest version of the Freedom to Conduct Opinion Polls is available. This is the 6th report in this series, which began in 1984. The main themes of the study have remained the same, with a focus on national poll embargoes prior to elections, restrictions on conducting and publishing exit polls, awareness and conformity to professional codes and guidelines, and evaluation of overall poll quality and problems in conducting polls. 

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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

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.


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


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


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.