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MAPOR's informal motto: "Midwest is a state of mind, not geography." We are a regional chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). We're university and college faculty members, professional practitioners, governmental researchers and graduate students. Click here to know more about us...



MAPOR Announcements

Summer 2015 Newsletter

The latest MAPOR newsletter is available here. Learn about the call for participation of the 40th annual conference, highlights from the 2015 MAPOR membership survey, and other plans for MAPOR!


New MAPOR Fellow

Dr. Timothy P. Johnson was named MAPOR Fellow at the 2014 annual conference. Dr. Johnson is a past president of MAPOR, Professor of Public Administration and Director of Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Chair of the AAPOR Transparency Initiative Coordinating Committee.



AAPOR is holding its annual conference from May 13-17 in Hollywood, Florida and MAPORites are participating and contributing! Click here to see some highlights of the contributions of MAPOR members.

MAPOR Strategic Plan Released

MAPOR Executive Council is pleased to release the MAPOR Strategic Plan, adopted October 15, 2014. The goal of this strategic plan is to identify key initiatives that are underway at MAPOR and set the stage for MAPOR’s growth for the next five years. Click here to read more.


MAPOR Methods & Substance Webinar Series

Read more about the inaugural Webinar series here.

  • Visual Design in Surveys: Using Numbers, Symbols, and Graphics Effectively (Jolene Smyth, September 25th, 2014)
  • "Political" Science: Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Media, Politics and Public Opinion (Dietram Scheufele, October 9, 2014)



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2015 Annual MAPOR Conference

MAPOR at 40! Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Public Opinion Research


November 20-21, 2015

Chicago, Illinois


MAPOR is turning 40! To celebrate this milestone and how far we have come since MAPOR began in 1975, our conference theme focuses on the past, present, and future of public opinion research. We encourage submissions that focus on trends and changes in opinion and methodology over time (the “past and present” of our theme) and especially encourage methodological and substantive submissions that focus on challenges facing the field as technology and societal shifts impact how we measure public opinion (the “future” of our theme).


Click here for the call for participation and conference registration site.


Special room rates available at the Embassy Suites!

Click here to book your room by October 31st (or until the group block is sold-out, so book early!)

2014 Student Paper Winner

Click here to view a complete list of past winners


Online networking and protest attitudes and behaviors in the Americas

Rachel Reis Mourão, Magdalena Saldaña, & Shannon McGregor, University of Texas at Austin

MAPORNet is launched!

MAPOR members have a new benefit – MAPORNet. MAPORNet is a listserv for MAPOR members to communicate with each other and subscription is needed. MAPORNet can be used the following ways:

  • a forum on which to ask questions
  • for student members and young professionals to ask for advice from more experienced MAPOR members
  • a place to share information about upcoming events or job information
  • other communication that may be of interest to MAPOR members

If you are a MAPOR member and would like information on how to subscribe to MAPORNet, please contact MAPOR Past President Kristen Olson.



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