"It is our members' professionalism, experience and dedication to excellence that makes AAPOR a leader in enhancing and promoting the public opinion and survey research industry."
- Nancy Mathiowetz, AAPOR President, 2007-08

Interested in election polling? Market research? New methodologies for the collection of qualitative and quantitative data?

If you collect or are a consumer of survey and opinion data, the American Association for Public Opinion Research is the organization for you!

AAPOR is an association of individuals who share an interest in survey research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and public opinion data. Members come from academia, media, government, the non-profit sector and private industry. 

When you join AAPOR, you agree to the AAPOR Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and you become a member of a community that cares about quality and ethics in the vital work of survey and opinion research.

 Member benefits:

  • Reduced rates for the AAPOR Annual Conference, the most highly regarded annual conference in public opinion and survey research.
  • Reduced pricing for AAPOR webinars on the hottest topics in survey methods and research.
  • Subscription and online access to AAPOR’s journal, Public Opinion Quarterly, rated in the top ten scholarly journals in communications, political science and interdisciplinary social sciences.
  • Subscription and online access to the new and cutting edge Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology.
  • Access to AAPORnet, the members-only listserv that gives you immediate access to insight from the leading professionals in the field. Join the conversation!
  • Online access to Survey Practice, the AAPOR membership directory, Career Center and Events Calendar.
  • Advertising opportunity in the AAPOR Blue Book; online product and services guide.
  • Career resources including posting resumes and job openings on AAPOR's Career Center.
  • Honorary Life Member status offering complimentary membership for members who are retired, over 65 and have been with AAPOR for more than 25 years.

We encourage you to consider joining to take full advantage of member benefits.  Membership in AAPOR is affordable and the experience and exposure is invaluable!

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For newer members and those looking for a refresher on how to get the most out of your AAPOR membership, check out this 30-minute webcast recorded in May 2012.  2011-2012 Membership and Chapter Relations Chair Joe Murphy and 2012 Conference Chair Dan Merkle led the presentation, giving an overview of the benefits of AAPOR membership, information on the annual conference and AAPOR’s chapters, and tips for how to get involved in AAPOR activities.  These webcasts are held each year in advance of the annual conference, but if you don’t want to wait until next May to learn more, check out this recorded version!

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Curious about getting involved in AAPOR? Take a look at the AAPOR committees and task forces below.

Committees, Communication and Connectivity
AAPOR members have the opportunity to serve on committees and task forces charged with advancing the work of the association.  Ready to share your expertise? AAPOR offers many ways to get involved through numerous volunteer opportunities.

Non-members are welcome to learn more about AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative and get involved by signing on to support the Initiative.

AAPOR Committees and Task Forces