Audience Poll Question Types

In this document, we'll review the types of questions you can ask in your audience poll, how to best use each of the choices and, at the end, some advanced question options.

 

 

Multiple Choice

Multiple choice questions are great for allowing respondents to choose from a variety of responses.  Simply type in your question in the top box, then add your answers below. Click the "+" icon to add additional answers, or the "-" icon to remove answers. 

Below your answers, you have the option to add an "Other" field, which will allow respondents to type in a short answer less than 100 characters.  There is also an option to allow respondents to select multiple answers.

You can also add branching, which are follow up questions depending on which answer a respondent chooses for this question.  For more information on branching, click here.

 

Once you are happy with your question, you can move onto the next question. Your work is always being saved in the background.

  

Yes/No

Yes/No questions are similar to multiple choice, except that they only offer two answers. You can modify what those choices are, but you're limited to just the two. If you need an "Other" field, multiple selections or more answer options, then a multiple choice question would be a better option.

 

 

 

Slide Bar

Slide bars allow your respondents to choose their answer on a sliding scale. They are best used for ordinal questions that to gauge "how much" a person agrees or disagrees with your question.  This is an example of what your respondents will see with a slide bar question: 

 

 

Building a slide bar is easy.  Simply type in your question, along with the values for the two endpoints. You can then choose how many steps you'd like between the lowest and highest value.  

 

 

Ranking

Ranking allows your respondents to order a list of items using a simple drag-and-drop motion. To build a ranking question, just type in the options you'd like your respondents to choose from. For the most unbiased results, your options should be as random as possible.

 

 

Numeric

Numeric questions allow you to ask questions that require a simple numeric answer. Qrvey offers a few options to ensure your respondents enter their numbers in the format you're looking for.

First, you can choose to allow, or not allow, decimal points. Next, you can choose the type of number you're looking for.  "General" allows for digits without comma separators (ie: zip codes), while "Number" will automatically insert comma separators. "Currency" automatically adds a "$" to respondent answers and "Percentage" will add a "%" sign. 

 

 

 

Rating

Rating questions show your respondents a familiar five-star scale from which they can choose between one and five stars. 

 

 

  

Expression

Expression questions are a great way to determine how a respondent feels about a certain topic by letting them choose up to three words from a predetermined list that you provide.

Start by entering your question, then adding the words you'd like your respondents to choose from.  Separate words by using commas or the space bar. 

 

If you choose to "Activate Categories," your word list will be divided into "positive" and "negative" categories.  Your respondents will first choose whether they feel good or bad about your question, then choose from only the words in that category.