What’s the best time for the yoga class you’re teaching? Which of six choices is the perfect name for that new yoghurt flavour? Where should the team hold its next offsite meeting? Who will win the next election? Which polling websites are worth your time?
A super tool for on-the-spot feedback, online polls let you check in with your audience or customers at any time. When you do, you are sending the message that you know they’re there and their opinions matter. And with instant access to poll results, you can gain a deeper understanding of the people you’re trying to reach and take action based on their opinions, preferences and input.
Create and deliver online polls quickly and easily. If you don’t already have a SurveyMonkey account, sign up for free and you can create and launch your online poll in minutes.
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Online polls allow you to ask your audience for instant feedback on just about anything. Here are a few examples of how you can use SurveyMonkey polls:
Gather customer opinions on new product or service offerings and track poll results over time.
Run tracking polls, horse racing polls and quick polls about contentious issues for political campaigns and consulting.
Assess preferences for potential venues or agendas. Invite attendees to rate locations, entertainment, speakers, refreshments and more.
Poll students for quick answers during instruction or lectures. Obtain feedback about instructor performance or specific classes.
Run polls to mobilise volunteers, collect RSVPs for events and gather data from the field.
Quickly poll a sample audience with your preliminary research theories before investing significant time into developing a detailed hypothesis.
Poll travellers during a stay at a hotel or on an organised holiday to discover ways to improve their experience.
“On a scale of zero to 10, how likely are you to refer to a friend or colleague?” The collective response to this question can help you discover ways to improve customer engagement.
Mac or PC? iPhone or Android? Laptop or Desktop? Poll your audience on their favourite technology toys or general usage to make sure you’re developing the right software, apps and resources for the market.
Agencies and government offices can quickly gauge citizen feedback to proposed changes or gather suggestions with an online poll.
You don’t have to spend loads of money to get answers. You just need to take advantage of our smart, cost-effective online survey tools. Not sure how to reach the right people? SurveyMonkey Audience gives you access to millions of respondents who are ready to provide the answers you need to make critical decisions.
For a straightforward respondent experience and fast feedback, use a multiple choice format and a maximum of one to five poll questions.
Use polls to encourage your audience’s engagement. Ask for their opinions and preferences and, whenever possible, let them know why their input is important.
If you’re using Likert scales, a question type that measures attitudes and opinions, make sure you use the same points system for all questions. If 1 means “extremely satisfied” and 5 means “extremely dissatisfied”, maintain those answer options across your short poll.
Use one of our survey templates as the basis for your online poll or start with one or more of the many methodologically sound and certified questions in our Question Bank. While all of our questions are written by professional survey methodologists, you can always customise poll questions to suit your polling needs.
Polling is great for getting opinions on computer games, holiday destinations, movies, menus or home makeovers. If you can think it up, you can make a poll about it!
Did attendees enjoy the event? How helpful was it? Would they like to see more like it? Make a poll to collect feedback that will help guide your future event planning.
How would your customers rate their experience with your customer service team? Did they have to wait to get assistance? Was your team member courteous and helpful? Find out with a quick poll.
Use a pop-up poll to uncover whether your website visitors are finding what they need on your website.
Poll your workforce for their feedback on employee programmes and benefits, such as training, commuting, health and wellness programmes, and more.
Which sites do your audiences visit and how often? Use a simple poll to find out and then decide which channels are best for your social media marketing campaigns.
Poll clients to learn more about their habits and the changes they might like to make. Use online polls for quick progress checks and to share useful information in a fun way.
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