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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

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.

MAPOR Election Results

The elections for the 2014-2015 MAPOR Executive Council are complete. The winners are:

Vice President/President-Elect

·         Trent D. Buskirk, MSG

Associate Conference Chair

·         Eulalia “Lali” Abril, UIC

Associate Secretary-Treasurer

·         Ned English, NORC

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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2014 Annual MAPOR Conference

Changing Latitudes, Changing Attitudes

November 21-22, 2014

Chicago, Illinois


MAPOR held its 39th annual conference at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, a new location for the first time in over 35 years. The 2014 conference was the largest ever with 235 attendees, 44% of which were first-time attendees, and a total of 105 papers and posters presented. See you next year at the 40th anniversary!


Click here for the conference program.

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


Fall 2014 Newsletter

The latest MAPOR newsletter is available here. Learn about the upcoming November conference, candidates for 2014-2015 Executive Council, and other plans for MAPOR!

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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