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.

Upcoming LISPOP Symposium on Public Opinion and Polls

Friday, September 20, 2019

A special event to discuss how public opinion is measured, how it is used to estimate public preferences, and the impact reported preferences have on political decision making and choices.

Program & Registration

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.”