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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 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.

Text Box:  New MAPOR Fellow

Dr. Nora Cate Schaeffer was

named MAPOR Fellow at the

2015 annual conference. She

is an active MAPOR member

and regularly mentors

conference attendees.

Dr. Schaeffer is Sewell Bascom Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she also serves as Faculty Director of the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, and currently serves as member of the Public Opinion Quarterly Advisory Board.


2015 Doris A. Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper

MAPOR Fellows have renamed the best public opinion student paper in honor of Dr. Doris A. Graber who has been a member and leader of MAPOR since the first conference 40 years ago.


Virtual vitriol: A comparative analysis of incivility in discussion of forums of online mainstream news outlets and political blogs.Natalee Kate Steely, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Honorable Mention

Relationship of news media consumption, political efficacy and the moderating effect of political interest in the U.S. 2012 Presidential election. Min Seon Jeong, Ohio State University.


Best Methodological Paper

Identifying psychosocial correlates of response in panel research: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study.Colleen McClain, University of Michigan.


Click here to view a complete list of past winners




2016 Annual MAPOR Conference

Small and Big Data in a Time of Change

November 18-19, 2016

Embassy Suites Hotel: 600 N. State St., Chicago, IL.

         Call for Participation

         Student Paper Competition

         Click here to submit an abstract!

To view past conference information, click here.


Click here to see Faces of MAPOR, photos by MAPOR Fellow Steve Everett.

Text Box:  Spring 2016 Newsletter

The latest MAPOR newsletter is

available here. It provides information

about the Call for Paper for the

upcoming annual conference and

the Doris Graber Student Paper

Competition, a special column

about expanding MAPORís reach, and


To view past newsletters, click here.


MAPOR Methods & Substance Webinar Series

From Blowing Sax to Blowing Stacks: The Influence of New Media on Political Campaigning(Professor Tom Johnson, April 20th, 2016)

Read more here and register!

Read more about the 2015 Webinar here.

Read more about the 2014 inaugural Webinar series here.


MAPORNet is launched!

MAPOR members have a new benefit Ė 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 Ned English.


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 MAPORís growth for the next five years. Click here to read more.





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