MAPOR vision and mission statements are created as part of MAPOR’s strategic planning process to help the organization grow and stay relevant. They are consistent with how MAPOR has identified ourselves:

• MAPOR is a regional chapter of AAPOR and a premier professional organization serving public opinion and survey researchers.

• With the motto “Midwest…it’s a state of mind”, MAPOR’s outreach extends from coast to coast – Washington (DC) to Washington (state).

• We have a trifecta tagline (deputed at the May 2018 AAPOR conference): Research Excellence. Leadership. Student-Friendly.


MAPOR is a leading voice in public opinion, survey, and social science scholarship, methods, and practice among regional professional associations. We are an inclusive and supportive community that enables our diverse members to achieve their educational, professional development, and networking goals. 


We provide high-quality educational and conference programs to encourage scholarly exchanges across disciplines and geographies, broaden member access to mentors and resources, and bolster opportunities for leadership and innovations. We join forces with AAPOR, academic institutions, and government and industry employers to develop a thriving community that supports all MAPOR members, including students, scholars, and professionals in every stage of their career.