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.

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AAPOR memberships run from January to December of each calendar year. Dues paid during October, November, and December will be applied to membership for the following year.

"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

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 Facebook, Twitter 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.

Knowledge and Innovations

And There’s More!

Ethics, Transparency and 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.

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.
  • 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.

Benefits of Membership

Membership Categories

Type of Membership Open To: Cost:
Employer Paid Individuals whose dues are paid for or reimbursed by their employer $250
Individual Option A Individuals with annual income exceeding $150,000 $225
Individual Option B Individuals with annual income between $120,000 and $149,999 $200
Individual Option C Individuals with annual income between $90,000 and $119,999 $185
Individual Option D Individuals with annual income between $60,000 and $89,999 $150
Individual Option E Individuals with annual income 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

Honorary Lifetime Membership

Long-term AAPOR Members may qualify for an honorary lifetime membership in AAPOR to thank you for your remarkable dedication to your association and profession!

Requirements for Honorary Lifetime Membership in AAPOR include:

  • Held membership with AAPOR for at least 25 years
  • Attained the age of 65
  • Relinquished full-time employment

If you have achieved all three of the required criteria, congratulations! You are eligible for complimentary lifetime membership in AAPOR. Honorary Life Members receive all of their AAPOR membership benefits, including access to AAPORnet, online access to Public Opinion Quarterly, the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, and Survey Practice, the AAPOR newsletter, and other communications as well as reduced registration fee to attend AAPOR’s Annual Conference.

Invitations are sent to those who may qualify based on AAPOR demographic and membership data annually. If you have questions about the Honorary Life Membership, please contact

AAPOR memberships run from January to December of each calendar year. Dues paid during October, November, and December will be applied to membership for the following year.