Dynamic polling

Ask your attendees questions based on their earlier answers with dynamic polling. You can specify the conditions in a chain of questions.

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Written by Jasmin Murcia
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Sometimes called flow-chart polling, conditional polling allows you to direct your questions to different segments of the audience. Here’s a diagram of a set of polls you might want to ask.

Seeing many polls at once can be overwhelming. Below, you can see all the questions we want to ask our audience, and they are a lot. Fortunately, with conditional polling, each attendee will only see the ones that apply to them.

In this case, we can send specific questions based on the answer they provide in the parent poll "What is your favorite MeetingPulse module?"

Another example: If people select “Sales”, we ask about our sales campaign. For people who select “Support”, we ask them about the newest support updates and follow up with a free text field asking for suggestions.

Conditional polls all show on the same screen. They must be used in surveys, without the “show questions separately” option enabled. They can be used in Entry surveys, Standalone surveys or Forms, and In-meeting surveys.

To start a conditional poll, create a survey and then create the parent poll. The conditional parent poll must be Single Answer poll or a Yes/No poll. The dependent or “child polls” can be any type, but the parent must be Single-answer or Yes/No. As per the diagram, our parent poll asks what department each attendee is in. 

Next, we want people to answer questions relevant to their department.

The parent poll must come before the polls that depend on it. If you move a child poll to come before the parent poll, the link will break and you’ll see this red icon of a broken link. Hover over the link to see the error message.

Conditional polls can be nested many times. Just make sure that each poll in the chain is Single-Answer or Yes/No until you get to the end.

Multiple polls can be dependent on the same answer. Simply make all the polls dependent on that answer in the parent poll. All polls will show up immediately after that answer is selected.  

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