We are proudly announcing that IPSC polling results have recently been presented at WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) conference by IPSC partner and colleague Steve Schwarzer – Director for Methodology and Statistics from TNS opinion. WAPOR held its 66th annual conference on May 14-16, 2013 in Boston. The theme of this conference was “Revolutions in the Measurement of World Public Opinion”.

Steve Schwarzer presented a paper focusing on the polling in Eastern European countries: the meaning of the polling, its historic evolutions, and how it contributes to the transformation of political systems. On the very same panel also colleagues from the PEW Research Center presented their results on sampling frames in multi-country studies.

Armenia was presented as a case study in the paper where the last two – 2012 parliamentary and 2013 presidential election poll results conducted by Armenian research companies including the ones carried out by IPSC in cooperation with TNS opinion and commissioned by EuFoA were presented.

The paper offered a space for discussion of the perception of opinion polling in the Mass Media and the population, as well as the involvement of international polling organisations for polling during the parliamentary and presidential elections.

The paper presentation was summarised with a normative discussion on responsibilities of international polling institutions when they do polling and presenting results of polls in countries in “political transition”.