"Midwest" is a state of mind, not geography.
As always, MAPOR members are making a big showing at AAPOR this year in Denver from May 16-19. This year's AAPOR is chaired by former MAPOR president Trent Buskirk and features dozens of presentations by MAPOR members.
Click here for a list of some of the exciting things MAPOR members are doing at AAPOR.
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2018 Annual Conference

Embracing a Diverse Future in Public Opinion Research

The conference will be held on November 16-17, 2018 Embassy Suites, Downtown Chicago, 600 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Conference Chair: Ned English Associate Conference Chair: Dana Garbarski

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All submissions are due by 11:59PM Central Time on June 30, 2018

Keynote Speaker Pedagogy Hour Speaker

Jennifer Agiesta Colm O’Muircheartaigh
CNN University of Chicago
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MAPOR’s New Look
Welcome to the new redesigned MAPOR website! Our website now features a new look and functionality. Please let us know what you think in the comments below. If you notice any problems with the new site, please let us know by sending an email to Josh Pasek, our webmaster.

In Memory of MAPOR Fellow Doris Graber
Professor Emeritus Doris A. Graber passed away at her Evanston home on February 17, 2018. Dr. Graber, a political scientist who spent most of her academic career at the University of Illinois in Chicago with additional appointments at Northwestern, the University of Chicago and Harvard, was a researcher and prolific author including 15 textbooks and over 50 book chapters and lectures worldwide. She provided seminal work on the effect of public opinion on the presidency and foreign policy, the role of the media in American politics and political psychology. Read More

Winter 2018 Newsletter
The latest MAPOR newsletter is available here. This edition contains updates on what the Executive Council has been working on, 2017 budget update and strategic investments, and the first MAPOR Webinar of the year. It also features MAPOR sponsors and MAPORtraits! To view past newsletters, click here.

2017 MAPOR Fellow

MAPOR named John Stevenson 2017 MAPOR Fellow. He was honored at the 2017 annual conference for having made significant contributions to MAPOR through service to the organization, leadership, and scholarship. John Stevenson is the Associate Director for Research Services at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center.

2017 MAPOR Conference

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

November 17-18, 2017 Embassy Suites, Downtown Chicago, 600 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Conference Chair: Ipek Bilgen Associate Conference Chair: Ned English
Pedagogy Hour Speaker Keynote Speaker

The Role of Surveys

in the Era of ‘Big Data’

Mollyann Brodie Mario Callegaro
Kaiser Family Foundation Google UK, London
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2017 MAPOR Student Paper Awards
On behalf of the MAPOR Fellows, 2016 Fellows Julie Andsager and Joe Murphy announced the winners of the 2017 student paper awards:  

Doris A. Graber Award for Best Public Opinion Paper

Yangsun Hong, University of Wisconsin-Madison Social media use, exposure to disagreement, and offline expressive participation: The moderating role of self-censorship  

Allan McCutcheon Award for Best Methodology Paper

Felicitas Mittereder, University of Michigan Can previous response behavior predict future breakoff in Web surveys?   Click here for more information on the MAPOR student paper awards and a list of past winners.

2017 MAPOR Election Results

MAPOR is pleased to announce the election results:

Ipek Bilgen Dana Garbarski
Vice-President / President-elect Associate Conference Chair

MAPOR Strategic Plan Progress Updates
On October 15, 2014, MAPOR Executive Council adopted MAPOR’s current Strategic Plan. 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 (through 2019). To update our members on our progress on meeting the goals and strategic objectives included in the Plan, in November 2017 MAPOR Executive Council released a Progress Update.  Click here to read more.


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