The Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR) was officially established on November 28, 2012, by scholars and experts in public opinion research coming from 9 different Asian countries and regions. The aims and objectives of ANPOR are:
- a) to promote in each country or region in Asia the right to conduct and publish scientific research or practical analysis on what the citizens at large and organized or unorganized groups think and how this thinking is influenced by various factors or influences decisions and opinions,
- b) to promote the knowledge and application of scientific methods in this objective,
- c) to assist and promote the development and publication of public opinion research in Asia,
- d) to promote worldwide the publication of public opinion research on Asia,
- e) to promote international cooperation and exchange among academic, commercial, or political researchers, journalists, and political actors, as well as between the representatives of the different scientific disciplines.
- f) to engage in any kind of activity directly or indirectly supporting the above mentioned activities.
ANPOR’s activities include professional meetings and publications, encouraging high professional standards, promoting improved research techniques, informing journalists about the appropriate forms of publishing poll results, observing the democratic process and use of polls in elections, promoting personnel training, coordinating international polls, and maintaining close relations with other international and regional research associations.
Founding officers of ANPOR includes President Jantima Kheokao from Thailand, Vice President Xie Yungeng from China and Secretary-Treasurer Jong-Seok Byun from South Korea.