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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


2017-2018 Executive Council Election

We are very pleased to have a slate of three very talented candidates for the offices of Associate Conference Chair and Vice-President/President-elect. Click here to view candidate information.


Fall 2017 Newsletter

The latest MAPOR newsletter is

available here. This edition

contains updates on what the

Executive Council has been

working on, the upcoming

conference (including opportunities

for student volunteers), proposed bylaw changes, and the slate of candidates for the 2017 election. It also features MAPOR sponsors!

To view past newsletters, click here.


MAPOR 2017 Summer Mixer!


AAPOR held its annual conference from May 18-21, 2017 in New Orleans and MAPORites were participating and contributing! Click here to see highlights of the contributions of MAPOR members.

Congratulations to Jolene Smyth (MAPOR Secretary-Treasurer) and her collaborators for the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award!

2016 Memorial

MAPOR Fellow Allan McCutcheon

·         Remarks by Paul J. Lavrakas

·         Remarks by René Bautista


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



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  2017 Annual MAPOR Conference


Taking Charge of Change:
Shaping the Future of Public Opinion, Communication, and Survey Research

The annual MAPOR conference will be held on November 17 and 18, 2017 in Chicago’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

·         Click here to register for the conference!

·         Preliminary conference program (10/13 version)

·         Book your room by October 30th at the Embassy Suites Special rate!

·         Click here for more conference information


Pedagogy Hour



Mollyann Brodie

Kaiser Family Foundation

Keynote speaker

The Role of Surveys in the Era of ‘Big Data’

Mario Callegaro

Google UK, London

MAPOR Methods & Substance Webinar Series


·         2017 Spring Webinar (Pablo J. Boczkowski)

·         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.

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.

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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