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The leading association
of public opinion and
survey research professionals
American Association for Public Opinion Research


"It is our members' professionalism, experience and dedication to excellence that makes AAPOR a leader in enhancing and promoting the public opinion and survey research industry."
- Nancy Mathiowetz, AAPOR President, 2007-08

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Why Be an AAPOR Member?

  • AAPOR is the leading organization that promotes and widely disseminates cutting edge developments and knowledge on public opinion and methods research.
  • Join AAPOR to be part of community among an interdisciplinary set of public opinion and methodologically-oriented researchers from a broad variety of organizations and institutions.
  • Connect with individuals who use a wide range of methods to understand basic and applied questions about what people and organizations think, feel and do.
  • Learn about the latest innovations and developments in collecting and analyzing data through our annual conference, webinars, short courses, task force reports.
What do you get out of an AAPOR Membership? Types of AAPOR Memberships
Type of Membership Open to Cost
Employer Paid Individuals whose dues are paid by reimbursed by their employer $250
Individual Option A Individuals with annual income exceeds $150,000 $225
Individual Option B Individuals with annual income is between $120,000 and $149,999 $200
Individual Option C Individuals with annual income is between $90,000 and $119,999 $185
Individual Option D Individuals with annual income is between $60,000 and $89,999 $150
Individual Option E Individuals with annual income is between $30,000 and $59,999 $110
Individual Option F Individuals with annual income less than $30,000 $60
Student Full-time student at an accredited college or university. Copy of valid student ID or a letter from an advisor required with application. First year $20
Second year and beyond $30
Joint Individuals residing in the same household as a member. Does not include copy of Public Opinion Quarterly or Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology. $90

What do you get out of an AAPOR Membership?
Professional Connections
  • Network. From graduate students to seasoned professionals to leaders in public opinion and methods research, grow your professional network at the Annual Conference.
  • Advance. Find your next professional career step using the AAPOR Career Center.
  • Volunteer. Serve a vibrant organization of over 2000 members and help advance the profession through an AAPOR Committee or Task Forces.
  • Communicate. Get immediate feedback from other AAPOR members through AAPOR’s members-only listserv, AAPORnet. Stay in touch with AAPOR through FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.
  • Act Locally. With seven chapters, you can be involved closer to home! With local events, education and networking opportunities you won’t ever have to travel far.
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Ethics, Transparency & Best Practices
  • Ethics. AAPOR members uphold the highest ethical standards for conducting research.
  • Transparency. Get recognized through the Transparency Initiative and show the world that your organization is committed to being open and transparent about your methods used for research.
  • Best Practices. Calculating response rates and communicating with IRBs can be challenging. Tools such as AAPOR’s Standard Definitions and IRB Guidance help.
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Support at All Career Stages
  • Students. From the Sudman Student Paper Competition to Student Conference Award to student-oriented events at the Conference, students can find a supportive professional home at AAPOR. Plus, the first year of membership is free!
  • Early career. Support for early career professionals comes in monetary form through Roper travel fellowships, and early-career oriented events at the Conference, along with extensive professional development offerings.
  • Recognition. From policy impact to innovation to important books to AAPOR’s highest honors, be recognized for your contributions.
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