The Quick Poll is a simple tool that allows Users to quickly poll an audience by asking a single prompting question with multiple choice responses. Participants respond to a single question by selecting from a list of predefined answers and are shown the results of the poll after voting.
The Quick Poll is great for ‘checking the temperature’ of your audience on topics using simple questions or for quickly grabbing attention with a simple question.
Results can optionally be made visible to the user either before or after voting and you can choose whether users see bar graph or a pie chart. You can also provide users with the option to cancel their vote.
A Quick Poll is useful when you need to quickly find out a community's preference - eg. what should a park be named. You can use it to encourage participation and quickly assess public opinion on a particular topic or question. It could also be used in quiet times for a bit of fun to keep your members engaged.
Try it for yourself:
Viewing results and reports
You can access your results and view reports for a Quick Poll
activity by going to Dashboard --> Reports --> Results. Click
the 'View Results' link next to the relevant activity name to view the
Information in the report is filtered by the date
range, which you can adjust at the top-right of the report.
To get further information about any reporting metric, hover over the question mark at the top-right of the reporting component to view a description.
The 'Summary' section of the report provides the following information:
- Key statistics - shows a number of top-level metrics relating to the activity including:
- the number of contributions collected through the activity
- the number of unique contributors who participated in the activity
- Voting results - Bar chart and summary table showing the number and percentage of votes received for each response option.
The summary report can be exported as a PDF by clicking the 'Export'
button at the top-right of the page.
'Overview' section of the report includes high-level meta-information
about your activity including information about whether participants
were registered members or anonymous, when the activity occurred, what
devices and browsers were used by participants and a breakdown of
selected demographic information (for member participants only).
This report is standard across all participation tools. More information can be found in the Reporting section.
The 'Data' section of the report includes the raw data collected through the activity, in a table view.
The data table for the Quick Poll activity includes the following information:
- Contribution ID - a unique identifier for the post
- Date submitted - the date the post was made
- Response - the option selected by participants in the activity.
Additional fields containing the personal information of the participant may also be appended to the data table.
from the data table can be exported by clicking the 'Export' button at
the top-right of the page. Data can be exported as either CSV or XLSX.
Data can be filtered on a number of attributes by clicking the 'Show Filters' button at the top of the page and adjusting the values. Any filters applied to the data table will persist in the data export.