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Early registration for the 2011 AAPOR Conference in Phoenix ends in one week! Only seven days left to receive the discounted rate. Register now.

AAPOR Members: Vote now for the 2011-2012 Executive Council. Review position descriptions, candidate biographies and Q&As. 

AAPOR’s professional journal, Public Opinion Quarterly (POQ), seeks submissions for a 2012 special issue devoted to measurement. Submit your manuscript today.

The March issue of AAPOR News is online and includes the latest news on the annual conference in May, information about the upcoming membership survey, a conversation with one of AAPOR’s long-standing members and more. View the current issue or download the PDF. 

Register now for AAPOR's Annual Conference in Phoenix! Four days of provocative, cutting-edge short courses and presentations; networking and social opportunities; exhibits, posters, bookstore and more...all in a family-friendly location! Discounted rates until April 5. Register online today!

AAPOR has endorsed a statement from WAPOR that objects to a requirement of the National Election Panel of Peru that polling organizations disclose their respondents' personal identity information. The requirement - since rescinded - would have forced them to violate the profession's code of ethics, and restricted their freedom to conduct and publish public opinion polls. Read the press release here.

AAPOR Executive Council candidates announced. Voting for the 2011-2012 Executive Council will begin on March 9 and end April 4. Review position descriptions, candidate biographical statements and photographs now.

AAPOR is pleased to announce an all-star speaking line-up at its upcoming annual conference. Please join former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry G. Cisneros, Professor Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University, former Immigration Naturalization Services Commissioner Doris Meissner and Gallup Editor-in-Chief and AAPOR President Frank Newport at a plenary discussion on immigration reform at our conference in Phoenix, May 12-15. Learn more about the conference.

The AAPOR Standard Definitions Committee announces the 7th edition of Standard Definitions: Final Dispositions of Case Codes and Outcome Rates for Surveys. The major additions to this edition are a section on establishment surveys, an extended discussion of Internet surveys and the revision of some outcome codes. Read the report.

Congratulations to longtime AAPOR member Jon Krosnick on his election as a fellow of the AAAS. Read the full release.

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Survey Research in the News reports items of interest to AAPOR members and others interested in public opinion research. Inclusion should not be taken as an AAPOR endorsement of a survey's finding or methodology.

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Public Opinion Quarterly
AAPOR's Professional Journal

Current Issue: Volume 75, #1, Spring 2011 (Free to the public)

Past Issue: Volume 74, #5, Special Issue 2010 (AAPOR members only)
Past Issue: Volume 74, #4, Winter 2010 (AAPOR members only)
Past Issue: Volume 74, # 3, Fall 2010 (AAPOR members only)
Past Issue: Volume 74, # 2, Summer 2010 (AAPOR members only)
Public Issue: Volume 73, #5Special Issue on the 2008 Election (Free to the public) 

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