40+ Best Poll Questions to Engage Your Online Audience

Martina Cicakova
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Asking your online attendees a live poll question is a simple and effective way to connect with them on a personal level or bring your audience back in if you sense they may be zoning out.

To spark your creativity, we compiled this list of the best poll questions inspired by our users and our own events. Feel free to copy them and adjust them as you see fit.

From funny multiple choice polls to powerful word clouds – pick your favorite ones and make your virtual event more interesting and fun:

  1. Icebreaker poll questions
  2. ‘Learn more about your audience’ polls
  3. Funny poll questions
  4. Powerful poll questions
  5. Remote work related polls

Icebreaker poll questions

Start your virtual event in style. These poll questions will help you involve your audience right from the beginning, add in some fun, and set the tone for the rest of your session.

#1: Where are you joining us from? (Word cloud)

icebreaker word cloud

#2: What would you like to learn today? (Open text)

#3: Mood barometer: On a scale of 1-7, how are you feeling today? (Rating)

Slido rating poll example

#4: What do you expect to get out of this event/training/meeting? (Open text)

#5: Hand on heart, are you wearing PJs right now? (Multiple choice)
a) Never!
b) 100% Yes
c) Business on top, PJs on the bottom
d) I literally took them off a minute ago

multiple choice poll example

#6: Are you an early bird or night owl? (Multiple choice)
a) Early bird
b) Night owl

#7: In one word, how would you describe the past week/month? (Word cloud)

icebreaker poll example

#8: Why did you decide to attend this event? (Multiple choice)
a) I want to learn new things
b) Speaker line-up
c) Networking opportunities
d) My boss made me

Read also: 15 Virtual Icebreakers for Your Remote Meetings

‘Learn more about your audience’ polls

Understand your audience. Gain invaluable insight into your online attendees. It will help you tailor your talk to them and open up a conversation with them more easily.

#9: What is your current role? (Multiple choice)
a) Marketing
b) Business Development
c) Accounting
d) Finance
e) IT

#10: Have you used this program/app before? (Multiple choice)
a) Yes, I am a power user
b) Yes, but only a little
c) I’ve only seen others use it
d) I’ve never used or seen the program/application

#11: Using one word, what do you think is the major challenge event organizers are facing? (Word cloud)

learning focused word cloud

#12: What is the biggest cybersecurity threat to your business? (Multiple choice)
a) Phishing
b) Malware
c) Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
d) Password Attacks
e) Ransomware

#13: How would you rate the quality of audience interaction when attending online events? (Rating)

Slido rating poll question

#14: On a scale of 1-7, how skilled are you in Excel? (Rating)

Read also: 4 Quizzes to Energize Your Virtual Meetings

Funny poll questions

Make your audience laugh and enjoy the time spent together in the virtual space. These polls will help you enliven your audience and make their online experience more memorable.

#15: If age is only a state of mind, which category best describes your state of mind right now? (Multiple choice)
a) Cheeky child
b) Tormented teenager
c) Mad mid-lifer
d) Groovy grandparent

#16: If *your city* were a breed of dog, which breed would it be? (Multiple choice)
a) Jack Russell – small, tough, opinionated
b) Tibetan Mastiff – or some other very rare breed
c) German Shepherd – poised and elegant but rather hardy
d) Poodle – beautifully presented but a bit of a poser
e) Golden Retriever – warm, cuddly and great with children
f) Pit Bull Terrier – scary but kind deep down
g) Labradoodle – or some other cute hybrid

Slido multiple choice poll

#17: Have you ever… (Multiple choice)
a) Had a crush on your boss?
b) Peed in the swimming pool?
c) Taken shampoo and conditioner from hotels?
d) Told barefaced lies to your mother?
e) Denied receiving work emails when in fact you did?

#18: Which superpower would you like to have? (Multiple choice)
a) Mind reading
b) Invisibility
c) Teleportation
d) Flying
e) I already have a superpower

slido multiple choice poll

#19: When passing by a reflective surface, I… (Multiple choice)
a) Use it to see if anyone is following me
b) Check myself out, doesn’t everyone?
c) Use to contemplate the deeper meaning of life

#20: If you could save one dinosaur from extinction, which one would it be? (Word cloud)

Slido word cloud

#21: If you were a vegetable/fruit/color/boat/animal/flavor, which one would you be? (Word cloud)

#22: If you could travel in time, would you want to see… (Multiple choice)
a) The past?
b) The future?
c) I’m good where I am

#23: What’s the strangest thing you did while attending a meeting online? (Multiple choice)
a) Ate breakfast
b) Wore pajamas
c) Cooked lunch/dinner
d) Brushed my teeth
e) Watched Netflix
f) Other but my lips are sealed

Slido multiple choice poll

#24: Which one thing would you bring along with you to a desert island? (Word cloud)

See also: 33 Beautiful Word Cloud Ideas for Your Meetings or Events

Powerful poll questions

Make up for the lack of personal touch and touch your audience in a different way. Ask them a powerful, thought-provoking question. This will help you add emotion to an otherwise impersonal conference call.

#25: What did you learn about yourself during the quarantine period? (Open text)

#26: What’s the first thing you will do once the quarantine is over? (Word cloud)

Slido emotional word cloud

#27: Which industry figure is your personal hero? (Word cloud)

#28: Who is your ultimate female role model? (Word cloud)

Slido word cloud

#29: If you could have a coffee with one historical figure, who would it be? (Word cloud)

#30: Which technology trend will have the greatest impact on our industry in the next year? (Multiple choice)
a) Internet of Things and smart home tech
b) Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
c) Machine learning
d) Automation
e) Humanized Big Data

#31: On a scale of 1-7, how optimistic are you that we can fight climate change? (Rating)

Slido rating poll

#32: What’s the best tech invention of the 21st Century? (Word cloud)

#33: Will robots be able to act as agents in their own right and make moral and ethical decisions in the future? (Multiple choice)
a) Yes
b) No
c) I wouldn’t dare to guess

creative poll example

#34: Who will people in 2030 trust more with their babies: robots or human baby-sitters? (Multiple choice)
a) Robots
b) Human baby-sitters

#35: What do you think is the most serious issue the world faces today? (Multiple choice)
a) Social inequality
b) Poverty
c) Food and water security
d) Ongoing wars and conflicts
e) Climate change
f) Coronavirus

Slido multiple choice poll

#36: If you’d like to say thanks to someone from the team, you can do it here. (Word cloud)

Read also: The Complete Guide: How to Use and Facilitate Live Polls in Presentations

The pandemic crisis has turned the whole world upside down. Ask your virtual audience how they’re hanging in there. Motivate them to share their thoughts and ideas. We’re all in it together, after all.

#37: What’s your best personal remote work hack? (Open text)

#38: What type of Zoomer are you? (Multiple choice)
a) The one walking around the house
b) The one who just woke up
c) The one without the camera on
d) The one who always talks
e) The one doing funny faces

slido blog multiple choice poll question

#39: Are you more productive when working from home? (Multiple choice)
a) Yes
b) No

#40: Do you multitask when attending a meeting online? (Multiple choice)
a) Yes, I’m guilty
b) My mind tends to wander
c) No, I’m 100% focused
d) Sometimes

Slido multiple choice poll example

#41: If you could bring one thing from the office to your home, what would it be? (Multiple choice)
a) Coffee machine!
b) My chair
c) Ping-pong table
d) My whole desk setup

#42: On a scale of 1-7, how would you rate our remote collaboration? (Rating)

Over to you

We hope you will try one of the above live polls to transform your online events into engaging and fun sessions. Your attendees will appreciate the interaction and you’ll make your event more memorable!

With Slido, you can easily create and run live polls during your online sessions. This article will tell you more on how to set up Slido for your virtual event.

Try polls for free to engage your audience during your next virtual event.

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