World Association for Public Opinion Research

The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) is a professional association of survey researchers from universities and private institutions. It is open to individual people who have an interest in the conduct, use, or teaching of scientific opinion and attitude surveys, social science research, media or communications research, market research, or related activities. The organization has approximately 500 members from almost 60 different countries. It was founded in 1947.

WAPOR aims at organizing and sponsoring meetings and publications, 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, promoting personnel training, coordinating international polls, and maintaining close relations with other research agencies.

WAPOR considers public opinion a critical ...

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