Types of polls

YouPoll has 6 types of polls (5 basic, 1 rating) you can create. A basic poll is option based. Participants select, score, rank or assign a probability to the options provided. A rating poll is number based. Participants vote by selecting a number within the limits provided. The following types of polls are available:

Basic poll, basic voting

This is the most common type of online poll. It is the voting system used in most U.S. elections. It is also known as plurality voting. Participants select 1 of the options to vote on. With this type of poll, you can also let participants add (write in) their own option. The results page shows the number and percentage of votes for each option. It also shows a donut chart with each option displayed. Read the Plurality voting Wikipedia article to learn more about this voting system.

Basic poll

Basic poll

Basic results

Basic results

Basic poll, approval voting

In this voting system participants can select multiple options to vote on. In other words, participants select options they find acceptable. The results page shows the number of participants who selected or "approve of" each option. It also shows the approval rating. This is the percentage of participants who selected or "approve of" each option. Read the Approval voting Wikipedia article to learn more about this voting system.

Approval poll

Approval poll

Approval results

Approval results

Basic poll, range voting

This voting system is also known as score voting. Participants give each option a score from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). The results page shows the points each option has received from participants. It also shows the approval rating. This is the percentage of points each option has received from participants. Read the Range voting Wikipedia article to learn more about this voting system.

Range poll

Range poll

Range results

Range results

Basic poll, ranked voting

This is the voting system used in some NCAA college football polls to determine the top 25 teams. It is also known as the Borda count. Participants arrange the options in order from best (top) to worst (bottom) and then vote. The results page shows the average rank position of each option. It also shows a points metric based on rank position and the total number of options. For example, a ranking of A (top), B (middle) and C (bottom) will result in 3 points for A, 2 points for B and 1 point for C. Read the Borda count Wikipedia article to learn more about this voting system.

Ranked poll

Ranked poll

Ranked results

Ranked results

Basic poll, probability voting

This voting system is also known as odds voting. Participants allocate 100 points (%) based on the probability each option will occur. Options should be mutually exclusive (i.e. only 1 of the options will occur). The results page shows the points each option has received from participants. It also shows the probability. This is the percentage of points each option has received from participants.

Probability poll

Probability poll

Probability results

Probability results

Rating poll

This is the voting system used by IMDB to rate each movie. Participants select a numerical value within the limits provided to vote on. The results page shows the number and percentage of votes for each numerical value. It also shows the mean, median, mode and standard deviation (SD) of all the values. Compare the results of multiple rating polls by adding them to a list. Read the how to create a list guide to learn more.

Rating poll

Rating poll

Rating results

Rating results

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