The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy is a research center at Wilfrid Laurier University which studies issues pertaining to the creation, use and representation of public opinion in the policy process. The Institute serves as a catalyst to promote individual and collaborative research on these issues. In addition, the Institute monitors the practices and claims of the public opinion and interest group industries, and serves as an educational resource to the University and the larger community on questions and issues pertaining to those claims and practices.

2019 LSIRM - Registration is Open!

The Laurier Summer Institute for Research Methods (LSIRM) is a 2-week summer school designed to offer both introductory and advanced training in research methods for students, researchers, and professionals across Southwestern Ontario.

2019 LSIRM

NEW! IPSOS Public Affairs Datasets

The Ipsos Canadian Public Affairs Dataverse is a repository of over 60 Ipsos Canada surveys that shed light on Canadian culture, politics, and society. All data is open access. This resource has been graciously donated to LISPOP and Wilfrid Laurier University by Ipsos Canada.

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Scholarship opportunity for Master of Applied Politics (MAP) candidates

The Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) is pleased to announce a $2,500 fellowship for a MAP student interested in completing a major research project (MRP) that draws upon LISPOP’s Ipsos Public Affairs Datasets or the completion of a public opinion project.

The public opinion project, one of our MRP options that our students can take, offers you the opportunity to build a long list of “applied skills.”