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American Association for Public Opinion Research


Submit Your Abstracts for AAPOR 2023
Deadline: Friday, November 4, 11:59 p.m. (EST)

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is thrilled to announce that its 78th Annual Conference will be held in-person at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Wednesday, May 10 through Friday, May 12, 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the premier forum for the exchange of advances in public opinion and survey research.

Call for Nominations: 2023-24 Executive Council

AAPOR’s Executive Council should reflect the talents and diverse perspectives of our ‎organization. Service on the Council is a chance to make a real difference in the strategic ‎direction of the association and progress in our field. It is simply one of the most important and ‎rewarding things one can do in one’s career. We seek your help in identifying individuals who can ‎do the work required of Councilors and make a major contribution to the profession. If you are one of those people, you are welcome to nominate yourself. ‎
Please use the online nomination form to submit the names of qualified AAPOR members for ‎service on the Executive Council. Completing the first part of the form is simple and should ‎require less than five minutes of your time. Follow this link to learn more about service on the ‎Council and specific responsibilities. If you nominated a colleague or yourself last year, please let ‎us know if you would like that nomination to be considered this year. Complete and return the ‎nomination form as soon as possible. The deadline is Monday, October 10, 2022.‎

Thank you to everyone who responded to the COVID-19 health survey sent to 2022 AAPOR conference attendees immediately following the event.

The survey was sent to the 1,139 attendees and consisted of a single question asking if the attendee tested positive within a week following the 2022 AAPOR Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The survey was completed by 742 attendees, with approximately a 62% response rate. Of those responses, 111 attendees (15%) indicated they tested positive for COVID-19 when they returned home from the event.

As AAPOR begins promotion for the 2023 annual conference in Philadelphia, we hope potential attendees can use this information to make an informed decision on attendance.

AAPOR Welcomes the Establishment Survey Researcher Affinity (ESRA) Group!

The purpose of the ESRA Group is to provide a community of scholarship for those engaged in survey research where the unit of analysis is other than an individual or a household. This could include institutions – like businesses, schools, and hospitals – as well as official records and other non-human sources of data. This group is intended to include researchers from all aspects of establishment survey design, and will hold semi-regular conversations about the current state of the field, innovative research in the works, and discussions about the future of this kind of surveying.  If you are interested in joining this new affinity group or for more information, please contact Melissa Cidade.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) announced Robert Y. Shapiro as the 2022 recipient of the AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement at its annual awards ceremony on May 13, 2022. Given for outstanding contributions to the field of public opinion research, the AAPOR Award is AAPOR's lifetime achievement award. More information

Are you having trouble logging into the AAPOR Portal? If you haven't logged in since August 2021, you might need to create a new password. 

Here’s how you can access the new system:

  1. Navigate to https://portal.aapor.org.
  2. Click the "Set Up an Account" tab on the login screen
    1. Note: the “forgot password” functionality will not work until you’ve created a password in the new system. You must first set up your account.
  3. Enter the email address associated with your AAPOR account, along with your first name and last name.
  4. Select a password for your account and click “Set Up"
  5. You will be sent an email and asked to verify your email address by clicking the link in the email. This ensures you have provided a valid email address.
  6. Now, you can log in with your email address and new password.
  7. Once logged in, please verify that your demographics and contact information are up to date.
    1. The system will automatically direct you to the “Edit Profile” page as part of the first time login process.
    2. You can also do this by clicking “My Profile” and then “Manage Profile” from the portal’s main navigation menu.

As you navigate the new system, please reach out to your AAPOR staff if you have any trouble, want to make suggested improvements, or have any questions/comments. Please contact [email protected] or +1-703-827-1887 and we can assist.

Latest News

Short Course Proposal Submission is Now Open 

We are looking for introductory short courses that will provide a solid overview of a technique ‎or methodology and emphasize practical take-away skills for participants. The most successful short ‎courses will have a clear "hands-on" component and allow participants to immediately begin applying ‎a particular approach in their work.‎


We anticipate having a mix of both in-person short courses at the AAPOR 78th Annual Conference ‎and virtual short courses scheduled close to the 2023 conference dates. Please keep these two ‎formats in mind as you are preparing your proposal.‎

Submit proposal by October 9, 2022

The AAPOR Awards Nominations are Now Open!

Have you or someone you know made an outstanding contribution to further the field of public opinion and survey research? Maybe you know an outstanding student who is making strides towards a career! Whether it was improving policy decisions, writing an influential book, or improving ethical standards, they deserve to be recognized.

Nominate someone today

The 77th Annual AAPOR Conference Library is LIVE!
200+ resources presented at the 77th Annual AAPOR Conference are now available in the Conference Library.

Attendees can access this information for free and the public can pay $99.00 for content access. To learn more, click here

AAPOR Celebrates Pride Month

AAPOR is celebrating Pride month on social media by highlighting member research around Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). This research includes: 

Beyond the Binary: Experiences with Gender Items in Population-Based and Non-Probability Surveys (download here)

Choices Matter: How Response Options for Survey Questions about Sexual Identity Affect Population Estimates of its Association with Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (download here)

Loss of Income, Career Sacrifice and Overtime for an LGBTQI*-Friendly Work Environment? A Choice Experiment to Investigate Employment Preferences of LGBTQI* People (download here)

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Meet the 2022 Award Winners

AAPOR congratulates all of the leaders of our field who were recognized at the Annual Awards ‎Ceremony during the AAPOR 77th Annual Conference.‎ We especially want to recognize Robert Shapiro, ‎the winner of the 2022 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement who was also announced during the Awards Ceremony. 

In Memoriam

Richard B. "Dick" Warnecke passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the age of 84. He retired as the Director of the UIC Survey Research Laboratory, where Dick made a special effort to recruit and mentor junior investigators from underrepresented minority groups and was influential in launching the careers of many researchers who followed in his footsteps to address health disparities. He also published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers along with numerous book chapters.  Read more.


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