The WAPOR Helen Dinerman Prize

This award is presented annually in memory of Helen Dinerman’s scientific achievements over three decades of public opinion research. The award, given since 1981, honors particularly significant contributions to survey research methodology. This is a career award recognizing a lifetime of service to the profession and the discipline.

Recent winners include: Ronald Inglehart, Shanto Iyengar, and Max Kaase. In 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, the award was presented to Edith de Leeuw for her lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.


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