The political landscape across the globe is changing, and for that reason, you don’t have to look far to find surveys, news stories, polls, and more. If you’re interested in creating and sharing a survey with your audience, we’re here to help. Below, we outline 50 of the best political survey questions. Feel free to use these questions as-is or as a jumping-off point for your survey.
1. What is your political affiliation?
2. What was your basis for choosing a political affiliation?
3. Have you been a member of the same political party your entire life?
4. What do you consider the biggest political issues facing your country?
5. How would you rate your country’s current leader?
6. Do you vote in national elections?
7. Do you vote in local elections?
8. Do you have any aspirations to become a political figure?
9. If you could change one thing about politics in your country, which of the following would it be?
10. How likely are you to vote in upcoming elections?
11. How do you assess political candidates?
12. What is the best thing a political candidate can do to attract your attention?
13. What is the worst thing a political candidate can do to push you away?
14. Do political ads, such as on television and the internet resonate with you, or do you tend to tune them out?
15. What is the most important thing to you when deciding which candidate to back?
16. What traits do you like to see in politicians that you vote for?
17. What are your thoughts on the United States Electoral College?
18. Should governments be responsible for paying higher education expenses on behalf of citizens?
19. Do you generally trust elected political figures?
20. Should the government in your country change the minimum voting age?
21. What do you consider the biggest problem facing the world today?
22. Are you confident in the ability of world leaders to address the world’s biggest challenges?
23. Have you ever considered changing political parties?
24. Are you currently registered to vote?
25. Are you serious about voting in both national and local elections?
26. How many elections have you voted in?
27. Do you always vote for candidates in your political party?
28. What is the one thing that would make you reconsider your political party?
29. Do you feel safe voting in person?
30. Do you believe that political polls are fairly accurate?
31. Have you ever taken a political survey over the phone or online?
32. Do you find it difficult to get along with people who have different political views?
33. What are your thoughts on protests as a means of political opposition?
34. Have you ever been part of a political campaign?
35. Did you take any political science courses in high school and/or college?
36. What do you think about the media coverage of politics in the United States?
37. What do you consider the biggest challenge of voting in person?
38. Do you feel comfortable discussing politics with friends, family, and co-workers?
39. Who is your favorite political media personality?
40. Have you ever changed your mind on who you would vote for at the polls?
41. How old were you when you voted for the first time?
42. Do you believe in the impeachment process in the United States?
43. What are your thoughts on online political rallies?
44. Have you ever attended a political rally in person?
45. Do you share the same political views as your family members?
46. Do you make it a habit to answer political survey questions?
47. Do you contribute time or money to any political campaign or cause?
48. What are your thoughts on the relations between the world’s countries?
49. Are you in favor of or against mail-in voting?
50. Who do you consider the greatest political leader of all time?
What Makes a Good Political Survey?
By now, we hope that you have a clear understanding of how to create a political survey that engages your audience and collects useful insight.
When creating political survey questions, keep these tips in mind:
- Make them relevant to your audience
- Don’t “slant” the questions toward one side
- Focus on engagement
- Simplicity is better than complexity
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