Difference between a poll and a survey

A poll allows you to ask one multiple choice question. Participants can choose from among answers that you predefine. You can allow the voter to select just one answer or allow them to choose multiple answers. You also have the option of adding an Other field to allow a voter 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:

So in short, a poll is used to ask one simple question, while a survey is generally used to ask a wide range of questions.

Here’s how to create a poll.

Here’s how to create a survey.

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