Welcome to the website of the World Association for Public Opinion Research!
WAPOR’s 66th annual conference will take place in Boston this coming May. Take the opportunity to meet with survey researchers from around the world and be part of an exceptional academic and professional exchange.
We have over 600 members from various countries. We invite you to see our membership information if you are considering to become a member or to process your renewal. There are different types of memberships for professionals and students, and membership dues take into consideration the countries’ economic circumstances.
Members receive WAPOR’s professional journal, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR), which is considered as “the first truly comparative, multidisciplinary forum serving the international community” of public opinion researchers.
WAPOR carries out many of its activities and events in close collaboration with the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and with the World Association for Market, Social, and Opinion Research (ESOMAR). Recent documents that you may find useful include “Standard Definitions: Final Dispositions of Case Codes and Outcome Rates for Surveys” (with AAPOR) and the “ESOMAR/WAPOR Guide to Opinion Polls and Published Surveys.”
Our first regional chapter, WAPOR Latinoamerica, is now formally established. We will have detailed information about membership dues and activities very soon.
If you are interested in knowing more about WAPOR, we invite you to take a look at our different documents, newsletters, press releases and, very especially, to our Code of Ethics and our Constitution. The latter defines our mission, which includes promoting the right to conduct and publish public opinion research in each country of the world, and our activities, such as “encouraging high professional standards, promoting improved research techniques, informing journalists about the appropriate forms of publishing poll results, observing the democratic process and use of polls in elections”, among others.
If you have any questions about WAPOR please feel free to contact either the WAPOR Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com).