Create free online polls in minutes with Doodle

Whether you’re looking to build an online poll for research purposes, to check your invitees’ availability when organizing an event or simply wanting to make an opinion poll online out of curiosity, the Doodle online poll generator might be the exact thing you’ve been looking for! With Doodle, online polls couldn’t be easier to make and they’re totally free! Follow these simple steps and be on your way to managing your polls online. Get started today!

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Start creating polls online with Doodle – step by step

So how does Doodle work? The most popular application of Doodle polls is to find the best time to meet. That’s why we offer calendar connections to your Google, Outlook, or other calendar feeds. Doodle is the best way to schedule and keep track of all your meetings, regardless of how many people attend. Doodle is also a great way to create polls to gather opinions, find the best place to eat, or choose a gift for your friend’s birthday. Let’s look at an example to see how easy it is to set up your first Doodle poll.

You can start your first Doodle poll by choosing ‘create a Doodle’ at the top of the page. On the first step include the name of the meeting you’d like to have, the location of the meeting, and any notes you like. Since Doodle is primarily a scheduling tool, we’ll use ‘Board meeting’ for this example. The location is ‘our offices’ and we’ll also add a little note.

Step 1 of poll creation

During the second step, you can add potential time options for your meeting. That’s what your participants will vote on. Choose a few options to ensure a higher likelihood of finding the best time for everyone to meet. You can choose the month view to see all the days of the month and then add the times on the right. If you choose week view you can add the time slots directly to the calendar.

If you’d like to gather opinions with a more classical survey format, simply choose ‘text’ from the options below the header.

Step 2 of poll creation

During step 3 of poll creation, you can add all kinds of advanced settings to your poll. For example, you can limit the number of votes per participant, make the poll hidden to hide the information of your attendees or add a third ‘if-need-be’ option for more flexibility. If you upgrade to a Premium account you can add deadlines to get your votes in even faster, and require contact details so you can get back in touch with your participants after your meeting.

Step 3 of poll creation

Now just finish up your poll and send it out to your participants. You’ll be able to see everyone’s votes in a handy grid. Once everyone has voted you can close the poll to confirm the date! Get started today!

 

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