Difference between a poll and a survey

What is the 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 mutliple questions.

A poll allows you to ask one multiple choice question. Participants can choose from among answers that you predefine. You can restrict voters to select just one answer to your question or allow them to choose multiple answers.

You also have the option to add an Other field to allow voters to enter their own answer.

Here’s a sample poll:

A survey allows you to ask multiple questions across a wider range of question types. You can ask for a comment, an email address, a name, an address etc., as well as multiple choice questions.

Here’s a sample survey:


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

Are you ready to create your first poll or survey? These handy guides explain each in more detail:

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