Online poll

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An online poll is a survey in which participants communicate responses via the Internet, typically by completing a questionnaire in a web page. Online polls may allow anyone to participate, or they may be restricted to a sample drawn from a larger panel. The use of online panels has become increasingly popular and is now the single biggest research method in Australia.[1]

Proponents of scientific online polling state that in practice their results are no less reliable than traditional polls, and that the problems faced by traditional polling, such as inadequate data for quota design and poor response rates for phone polls, can also lead to systemic bias.[2][3] Some others express the hope that careful choice of a panel of possible respondents may allow online polling to become a useful tool of analysis, but feel that this is rarely the case.[4]

Online polling sites

This is a set of online voting sites, ordered (roughly) by the name of the website or the product used for voting. These are web apps, phone apps, and the like that allow one to conduct polls under various (non-FPTP) voting systems:

See also

Other resources on English Wikipedia:


  1. Kerry Sunderland (October 2007). "Push for online poll-arises opinions... or does it?". Research News. Australian Market and Social Research Society. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  2. Peter Kellner, "Can online polls produce accurate findings?", International Journal of Market Research, Volume 46, Issue 1, Pages 3 - 22, 2004
  3. Humphrey Taylor (2007-01-15). "The Case For Publishing (Some) Online Polls". The Polling Report. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  4. Dennis W. Johnson (2002). "Elections and public polling: Will the media get online polling right?". Psychology and Marketing. 19 (12): 1009–1023. doi:10.1002/mar.10050. Archived from the original on 2012-12-11.