• Registration is open!
    WAPOR 77th Annual Conference ● 28-31 July 2024 ● Seoul, South Korea
    Registration is open!

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  • June 2024 Webinar
    CATI and SMS Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa
    June 2024 Webinar

    Join us on June 27 at 10:00-11:30 EST for a webinar on “CATI and SMS Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa”.  Our excellent speakers, John Murunga (GeoPoll, Kenya) and Charles Lau from (GeoPoll, USA) will describe the design, implementation, and best practices for conducting CATI and SMS surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa. The webinar will be moderated by the WAPOR Education Committee Chair Chase Harrison (Harvard University, USA) and Committee Member Alhi Nguessan (EMC, Côte d’Ivoire).


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  • Letter from WAPOR President (May 2024)
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    Letter from WAPOR President (May 2024)

    Exactly two months ahead of our WAPOR 77th and WAPOR Asia Pacific 7th Joint Annual Conference, I wrote this letter with a loud call: Please contribute as much as you can to our discussion on Humanity in Seoul!

    I am sure all members are aware of the main theme of our Seoul Conference: “The Soul of Public Opinion Research: Liberty, Quality and Humanity”. I am glad to report that at the time of my writing, 351 paper, panel, and poster submissions have been accepted by the Conference, 240 individuals have registered for the Conference, and 20 organizations are supporting this year\’s conference as sponsors or co-hosts. The numbers keep growing.

    Broken down by geographic areas, roughly one-quarter of our present authors comes from Korea the host country, another one-quarter comes from the remaining part of the Asia Pacific and Central Asia Region, while the remaining half comes from the rest of the world. This seems to be a perfect balance between WAPOR Global and Regional in terms of participation, and one success of our Joint Conference has already been achieved!

    While our Conference Committee is working hard to draw up the preliminary program of the Conference, let me take this opportunity to break the news that there will be three keynote sessions corresponding to the three core values mentioned in the conference theme:

    • On Liberty: Kathy Frankovic, Defending Polling: Why It Is Necessary and How We Can Protect Poll Freedom.
    • On Quality: Tom Smith, Maintaining Data Quality amid Measurement Disruptions.
    • On Humanity: Robert Chung (myself) to moderate a Keynote Roundtable Discussion.

    While the list of Roundtable Speakers will be announced together with the draft program, I am trying to expand the scope and impact of the discussion in the following ways:

    • I am calling for donations of short video clips and e-posters from WAPOR members and friends, on the topic of “Humanity and Public Opinion”, by means of an online survey which anyone can participate by clicking here.
    • These clips and posters will very likely be shown in the Humanity Booth to be set up in the conference venue, quoted or discussed in the Keynote Roundtable on Humanity, and uploaded onto our WAPOR website (probably in our online archive) for public reference […].
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  • XI WAPOR LATIN AMERICA CONGRESS: Public opinion, civicism and global risks in Latin America
    #SaveTheDate: April 28 to 30, 2025
    XI WAPOR LATIN AMERICA CONGRESS: Public opinion, civicism and global risks in Latin America

    WAPOR Latin America, the regional chapter of the World Association for Public Opinion Research which brings together specialists in research on public opinion, communication and political behavior, will meet in the beautiful city of Florianópolis, southern Brazil, on occasion of its XI Congress, which will be an exclusively onsite event.

    During three days, from April 28 to 30, 2025, scholars, consultants, pollsters, professionals from private market and public opinion research agencies and specialists in the areas of social and political communication who focus in Latin America will meet at the premises of UFSC (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) for insightful exchanges of ideas, knowledge and experiences.

  • Call for National Representatives 2024
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    Call for National Representatives 2024

    National Representatives at WAPOR serve an important role within the organization promoting the mission of WAPOR in their countries and facilitating advancement of public opinion research domain worldwide. They encourage professional colleagues and students to consider WAPOR membership and participationNational Representatives participate in WAPOR’s Freedom Survey conducted every 5 years that serves as the basis for the ESOMAR-WAPOR Freedom in the World Report. National Representatives also provide a brief annual report and current advice as needed to WAPOR regarding polling-related issues within my county/region including, but not limited to, threats to the freedoms to conduct and publish opinion polls, as well as general trends in the opinion research business. 

    WAPOR announces an open call for nominations for the position of WAPOR National Representatives for 2024-2025 in the following countries/ territoriesAzerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Burundi, Congo, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Liberia, Madagascar, Malta, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Oman, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.  

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  • Call for WAPOR Committee Members 2024
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    Call for WAPOR Committee Members 2024

    Dear WAPOR members,

    WAPOR invites expressions of interest to expand the following our Committees:

    • Finance Committee: 1 member

    • Membership Committee: 2 members

    The period of service shall be 2024, with the possibility to prolong for another year.

    To learn more about the activities of the WAPOR committees, please, consult the WAPOR Constitution: https://wapor.org/about-wapor/constitution/ 

    To learn about the committee chairs and other members, please, check the WAPOR website: https://wapor.org/about-wapor/committees/

    WAPOR Committees are important bodies that both facilitate and guide the development of the Association. We very much look forward to welcoming new members aboard the WAPOR Committees!

    Learn how to apply!

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.