Difference between a poll and a survey

A poll is used to ask one simple question, while a survey is generally used to ask a wide range of questions. Let’s check them out in detail.

A poll allows you to ask one multiple choice question.
Participants can choose from among answers that you predefine. You can allow voters to select just one answer or allow them to choose multiple answers.
You also have the option of adding an Other field to allow voters to enter their own answer.
Here’s what a sample poll looks like:

A survey allows you to ask multiple questions across a wider range of question types.
So you can ask for a comment, an email address, a name, an address etc., as well as multiple choice questions.
Here’s what a sample survey looks like:


Check out our short video on the difference between a poll and a survey:

Are you ready to create your first poll or survey? Here are the step-by-step guides we’ve put together:

– How to create a poll
– How to create a survey

Feeling saucy? Take our quiz on the difference between a poll and a survey.

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