Using the “other” option for polls

Adding the Other option to a poll is a great way to collect additional qualitative data from your poll participants. Clicking this option while setting up a poll allows participants to type in their own answer to a poll question. Here’s how it works:

On the poll editing screen, click the checkbox next to Allow users to enter their own answer:

This gives you a poll with an Other option at the end of your list of answer options, like so:

Participants can then select the radio button next to Other and enter their own option.

You’ll see how many participants selected Other in your poll report:

To see the options entered, scroll down below the pie chart: