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What is the difference between a Poll and a Survey

We often get asked by customers what is the different between a poll and a survey. So we thought it’s worth writing a post on the main differences.

A poll is used to ask one multiple choice question. The voters can choose one or more of the predefined answers. You can also allow voters to suggest their own answers. Polls have dozens of features related to voting such as blocking repeat voting based on different mechanisms, automatically closing the poll at a predefined time, and many more. With polls you can configure that the users see the result after they vote (that is the default you can change).

 

Here is an example of a poll:

For more information, refer to the poll product page.

For more examples, refer to the poll example & template page.

Ready to start? Create a Poll

 

A Survey on the other hand, let’s you ask multiple questions. You can ask both open ended questions (e.g. requesting a text reply) and close ended questions (e.g. multiple choice questions). Surveys are often used for getting feedback & insights, but can be used in many other ways as well. With surveys, only the survey creator can see the results. The survey includes a lot of advanced features such as skip logic that let’s you determine what is asked next based on the previous answer, email notifications on submissions and many more.

 

Here is an example of a survey:

For more information, refer to the survey product page.

For more examples, refer to the survey example & template page.

Ready to start? Create a Survey

Both the poll & the survey can be used for gathering contact information, as you can integrate a lead form in both.