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American Association for Public Opinion Research

AAPOR Statements

AAPOR is the leading organization of public opinion and survey research professionals. As such, it is often asked to issue public statements about issues, policies, and developments that impact the work of its members and/or the field at large. The criteria for determining whether to issue a public statement and the process by which this is done were discussed and approved by the Executive Council during its August 2021 meeting.  The full policy regarding the issue of statements can be found here.


AAPOR Statements

Statement on Advancing AAPOR’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Released on April 14, 2021

AAPOR Warns Against Rushing to Judgment on 2020 Election Polls
Released on November 5, 2020

Urgent Request for Action Concerning the 2020 Census
Released on August 6, 2020

AAPOR Statement Regarding the 2020 Census
Released on August 5. 2020

AAPOR Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Released on June 2, 2020

AAPOR Joint Statement on Census 2020
Released on April 1, 2020

Complex Super Tuesday Vote Calls for Careful Analysis of Poll Performance
Released on February 25, 2020

Not so fast: The Polls and the Iowa Caucuses
Released on January 27, 2020

AAPOR Joint Statement on BEA
Released on October 21, 2019

AAPOR/ASA Response to SCOTUS decision on 2020 Census citizenship question
Released June 28, 2019

AAPOR Joint Statment on BEA Funding
Released May 1, 2018

AAPOR Statement Regarding 2020 Census
Released April 2, 2018

AAPOR Joint Statement of Support for Andreas Georgiou
Released January 10, 2018

AAPOR Joint Statement on BLS Funding
Released August 18, 2017

AAPOR Statement on Thompson Resignation
Released May 10, 2017

AAPOR Statement on Trump/Pence Campaign Web Survey
Released February 23, 2017

AAPOR Statement on Use of Incentives in Survey Participation
Released October 24, 2016 

AAPOR Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Questions 
Released December 22, 2015

AAPOR Protecting Respondent Confidentiality in Litigation Surveys 
Released December 2, 2015

AAPOR Response to New York Times / CBS News poll 
Released August 1, 2014

AAPOR Supports Obama's nomination of AAPOR member John H. Thompson as Director of U.S. Census Bureau 
Released July 8, 2013

Understanding a “credibility interval” and how it differs from the “margin of sampling error” in a public opinion poll 
Released October 7, 2012

AAPOR joins more than 40 other organizations in support of the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau Budget 
Released May 16, 2012

AAPOR endorses ISO Standard 20252 - Market, Opinion and Social Research and ICC/ESOMAR Code 
Released February 25, 2011

AAPOR supports Efficiency and Management Reform Act of 2010 
Released December 10, 2010

AAPOR responds to Civic Council 
Released February 8, 2010

AAPOR Letter to the RNC
Released January 25, 2010