The WAPOR Helen Dinerman Prize

The World Association for Public Opinion Research is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 WAPOR Helen Dinerman Award, Michael Traugott. The Helen Dinerman Award recognizes lifetime contributions to the field of public opinion. The award, presented annually to an individual or individuals, is in memory of Helen Dinerman’s scientific achievements over three decades of public opinion research. Recent recipients of the award include Edith de Leeuw, Max Kaase, Shanto Iyengar, and Ronald Inglehart.

Dr. Traugott received the award at the WAPOR annual conference this June in Marrakesh, Morocco.


Past Award Winners

1981 – Jan Stapel, The Netherlands
1982 – Stanley L. Payne, USA
1983 – Herbert Hyman, USA
1984 – Mark Abrams, UK
1985 – Norman M. Bradburn, USA
1986 – Jean A. Stoetzel, France
1987 – Percy H. Tannenbaum, USA
1988 – Louis Guttman, Israel (Posthumous)
1989 – W. Philips Davison, USA
1990 – Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, West Germany
1991 – Elihu Katz, Israel
1992 – Philip K. Hastings, USA
1993 – Juan J. Linz, USA
1994 – Hélène Riffault, France
1995 – Daniel Yankelovich, USA
1996 – Robert Worcester, UK
1997 – Seymour Martin Lipset, USA
1998 – Friedrich W. Tennstädt, Germany
1999 – Hans L. Zetterberg, Sweden
2000 – Robert K. Merton, USA
2001 – Mahar Mangahas, Philippines
2002 – Roger Tourangeau, USA
2003 – Phillip E. Converse, USA
2004 – Sidney Verba, USA
2005 – Roger Jowell, UK
2006 – Don A. Dillman, USA
2007 – Wolfgang Donsbach, Germany
2008 – Marta Lagos Cruz-Coke, Chile
2009 – Willem Saris, Spain
2010 – Robert Groves, USA
2011 – Maxwell McCombs and Donald Shaw, USA
2012 – Hans Mathias Kepplinger, Germany
2013 – Lars Lyberg, Sweden
2014 – Ronald Inglehart, USA
2015 – Shanto Iyengar, USA
2016 – Max Kaase, Germany
2017 – Edith de Leeuw, The Netherlands
2018 – Michael Traugott, USA