2017 MAPOR Abstract submissions

MAPOR 2017 Paper, Poster, and Panel Proposals Submission Form

The Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research’s 42nd annual conference welcomes paper, poster, and panel proposals exploring innovations in public opinion research. Abstracts on any topic related to public opinion research, communication, or methodology are welcome. We are particularly interested in papers that relate to our conference theme:

“Taking Charge of Change:

Shaping the Future of Public Opinion, Communication, and Survey Research”


This year, our conference theme celebrates change and encourages abstracts on all facets of research related to public opinion, communication, and methodology. Topics may include but are not limited to: election data; exit and political polling; “big data”; locational or geographic data; challenges facing the field due to technological and societal shifts; media effects on public opinion; public opinion on social, economic, and political issues; data collection issues and strategies; qualitative research techniques; cross-cultural research; hard-to-reach populations, total survey error, and data-quality issues. In addition to presenting at the conference, authors will have the option to post accepted papers or slides online at mapor.org after the conference.

The same author’s name may appear as the first author on a maximum of two submissions. If you plan to submit more than one abstract, please fill out separate submission forms for each abstract you are submitting. 
All abstracts must be posted no later than 11:59pm CDT on Friday, June 30, 2017.


Accepted papers that share a theme will be scheduled for presentation during a paper session. Papers with more individualized topics will be scheduled for presentation during a poster session. MAPOR considers both types equally valuable. All submitters will be notified via e-mail by August 15, 2017 of their abstract’s acceptance status. For questions or problems with the submission process, please contact Ipek Bilgen (2017 MAPOR Conference Chair) at: abstracts@mapor.org.