Circle terms

Polls and Surveys

Tools for creating and distributing polls or surveys to collect feedback from members.

What are Polls and Surveys in Circle

Polls and Surveys in Circle are tools that allow community managers and members to gather feedback, opinions, and insights from the community. They are a way to engage with the community, understand their needs, preferences, and views on various topics. Polls typically involve asking a single question with multiple-choice answers, allowing for quick and easy responses from community members.

Surveys, on the other hand, are more comprehensive and can include multiple questions, often with a mix of multiple-choice, rating scale, and open-ended questions. They are used when more detailed feedback is needed. Both polls and surveys in Circle can be customized to fit the specific needs of the community, and the results can be analyzed to inform decision-making and strategy. They are valuable tools for fostering engagement and driving improvements in the community.

How to create polls and surveys in Circle?

Creating polls and surveys in Circle is a straightforward process. First, you need to log in to your Circle account and navigate to the community where you want to create the poll or survey. Once you're in the community, click on the "New Post" button at the top right corner of the page.

In the new post window, you'll see an option to create a poll. Click on it and you'll be prompted to enter the question for your poll and the possible answers. You can add as many answers as you want. Once you're done, click on the "Create Poll" button. For surveys, the process is similar, but you'll need to use a third-party tool like Google Forms or SurveyMonkey and then embed the survey in your post. To do this, create your survey in the third-party tool, copy the embed code, and paste it into your Circle post.

How to analyze the results of polls and surveys in Circle?

Analyzing the results of polls and surveys in Circle can be done by accessing the specific post where the poll or survey was conducted. Each poll or survey in Circle displays the results directly under the question, showing the number of votes each option received and the percentage of total votes it represents. This allows you to see at a glance which options were most popular among the respondents.

For a more in-depth analysis, you might want to consider the demographics of the respondents, the time the poll was conducted, and other relevant factors. However, Circle does not provide these advanced analytics features directly. You may need to manually track these factors or use third-party tools to gather more detailed data. Remember, the interpretation of the results should be done carefully, considering the context and the purpose of the poll or survey.

Can I customize the polls and surveys in Circle?

Yes, you can customize polls and surveys in the Circle. This platform offers a variety of features that allow you to tailor your polls and surveys to your specific needs. You can create different types of questions, such as multiple choice, rating scale, or open-ended questions. You can also customize the look and feel of your polls and surveys by choosing different colors, fonts, and layouts.

In addition, Circle allows you to control who can participate in your polls and surveys. You can make them public to all members of your community, or restrict them to certain groups or individuals. You can also set a start and end date for your polls and surveys, and choose whether to display the results publicly or keep them private. Overall, Circle provides a flexible and user-friendly platform for creating customized polls and surveys.

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