Difference Between a Poll and a Survey

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, a number input, an address etc., as well as multiple choice questions. Here’s what a sample survey looks like:

A poll allows you to ask one question. Participants can choose from among pre-defined answers. You can allow the voter to select just one answer or allow them to choose multiple answers. You also have the option of adding an Other field to allow a voter to enter their own answer. Here’s what a sample poll looks like:

So in short, a poll is used to ask one simple question, while a survey is generally used to ask a wide range of questions.

Here’s how to create a survey.

If you’d like to create polls and embed them on your website, you might be interested in a free Polldaddy account. Sign up for a free Polldaddy account here.