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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


MAPOR Methods & Substance Webinar Series

Social Network News

Instructor: Pablo J. Boczkowski

April 26, 2017, 12:00 P.M. Central time

Click here to register!


Past Webinars:

·         2016 Fall Webinar (Mandy Sha & Margaret Roller)

·         2016 Spring Webinar (Tom Johnson)

·         2015 Webinar (Colm O’Muircheartaigh)

·         2014 inaugural Webinar series (Jolene D. Smyth | Dietram A. Scheufele)

New MAPOR Fellows

       Joe Murphy

    Julie Andsager


MAPOR named Dr. Julie Andsager and Joe Murphy 2016 MAPOR Fellows. They were honored at the

2016 annual conference for having made significant contributions to MAPOR through scholarship, service to the organization, and leadership. Dr. Julie Andsager is Professor at University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Joe Murphy

is senior survey methodologist at RTI International.


2016 Doris A. Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper

Ozan Kuru, University of Michigan

De-Monopolization of Polls: What Do Ordinary Citizens Make of Different Quantifications?


Click here to view a complete list of past winners

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 Secretary-Treasurer Jolene Smyth.



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  2016 Annual MAPOR Conference


Small and Big Data in a Time of Change

A total of 201 MAPORites joined us for the 2-day annual MAPOR conference on November 18 and 19, 2016 in Chicago’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

·         2016 conference program

·         To view past conference information, click here.


Keynote speaker

Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center

“Election 2016: A Polling Postmortem”


Memorial for MAPOR Fellow Allan McCutcheon

·         Remarks by Paul J. Lavrakas

·         Remarks by René Bautista


Text Box:  Winter 2016 Newsletter

The latest MAPOR newsletter is

available here. It provides information

about the upcoming conference,                   

photos from MAPOR’s summer mixer,

and a call for suggestions for a new,

refreshed MAPOR logo.

To view past newsletters, click here.

MAPOR Summer Mixer!


AAPOR held its annual conference from May 12-15, 2016 in Austin, Texas and MAPORites were participating and contributing! Click here to see 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.




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