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American Association for Public Opinion Research


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
The AAPOR 2022-2023 Executive Council election closed on April 3, 2022, and 28% of ‎eligible AAPOR members voted. Thank you to all of the candidates who stood for ‎election, and congratulations to our new Executive Council members whose terms begin in May ‎‎2022. 
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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.

New AAPOR Task Force Report:

2020 Pre-Election Polling: An Evaluation of the 2020 General Election Polls

The 2020 election was one of the most unconventional in recent history. In October of 2019, AAPOR’s Executive Council appointed 19 members from industry, non-profit organizations, media, and academia with a mandate to conduct an extensive review and evaluation of the 2020 pre-election polls. 

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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

Call for 2023 Webinar Proposals


AAPOR’s Online Education Subcommittee is currently planning its 2023 webinar series; these webinars are widely attended by researchers, practitioners, and students, and provide AAPOR members with an opportunity to learn about the latest public opinion and survey research practices without having to leave their desks! The success of the webinar series is contingent on having great presenters who are equipped to inform AAPOR members about the most up-to-date research methods.

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Submit proposal by August 31st

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

Elihu Katz died on December 31, 2021, at the age of 95.  For more than half a century, Elihu's scholarship has been foundational to public opinion research as well as to the formation and development of the field of communication and media studies.  Read more about Elihu.


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