How to Create a Poll

Polls are useful when you only have one question to ask respondents.

  1. Go to the Dashboard
  2. Click ‘+ New Project’/ ‘+ New Poll’ in the top right
  3. Choose to create a Poll
  4. Select a method of distribution: Email, Embed on Website, or Other

    Note: You can change this later
  5. Name your Poll
  6. Insert your answer options

Tip: If you click and drag the answer number you can re-order them. Changes are not permanent until you click save.

Attaching Images

You are able to attach images to the question and answer fields. To do this, simply click the image icon and select an image from your library.

Removing Images

You will find your images listed beneath the field they’re attached to. To remove them, click the corresponding ‘X’.

Allow multiple Answer Selections

To allow respondents to select more than one answers in the Poll, tick the ‘Allow Multiple Selections’ box beneath your listed answer options.

Adding More Answer Options

To insert additional answer fields, click ‘Add More Answers’ beneath your current answer options.

Adding an ‘Other’ Answer Option

This option allows respondents to insert their own answer into a text box, rather than selecting one of the options provided. Tick the ‘Include an “Other, please specify” text box’ field, and provide a title or suggestion in the box provided.

Deleting Answer Options

Click the corresponding ‘X’ for that answer option.

Randomizing the Answer Order

To change answer order for each respondent, tick the ‘Randomize Answer Order’ box.

Common Poll Writing Mistakes

  • Using overlapping ranges: E.g. 20-30, 30-40. Instead use 20-29, 30-39 and so on.

  • Providing to many answer choices. The more options you provide the more responses you will need for the results for a valid representation of your target population.

  • Combining questions. If your question contains the word OR then think carefully, are you really asking two different questions?

  • Forgetting to include a ‘Don't Know’ or ‘Not Applicable’ answer

  • Using ambiguous wording. Avoid any words that are opened to interpretation and instead use commonly understood terms like "POOR, GOOD" or "MOSTLY, ALWAYS".