AAPOR is the leading professional organization of more than 2,000 public opinion and survey research professionals in the U.S., with members from academia, media, government, nonprofit, and private sectors. AAPOR members are highly interdisciplinary, and collectively embrace the principle that public opinion and survey research are essential to a healthy democracy, providing information crucial to informed policymaking and giving voice to the nation's beliefs, attitudes, and desires. The organization promotes a better public understanding of this role, as well as the sound and ethical conduct and use of public opinion and survey research data, which play a critical role in public planning. AAPOR holds an annual conference in May with over 1,100 attendees and sponsors professional development opportunities throughout the year. AAPOR is home to three journals: the ISI-ranked Public Opinion Quarterly and Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, both of which are currently published by Oxford University Press; and the online Survey Practice. AAPOR is located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.