Adding the Other option to a poll or a multiple choice survey question is a great way to collect additional qualitative data from your poll and survey participants. Clicking this option while setting up a poll or survey allows participants to type in their own answer to a poll question or multiple choice survey question. Here’s how it works:
The Other option on multiple choice survey questions
When you’re in the survey editing screen, creating a multiple choice question, you can add an Other option to any multiple choice question by checking the box next to Other:
When you launch your survey, the question appears like so:
Survey participants can type in their own answer, which you’ll see in the Detailed Report option of your survey’s report:
Here’s how your survey report will look. To see the answers that users typed in under Other, click on the blue Detailed Report button:
You’ll see a list of the answers that your participants typed in:
The Other option on polls
Here’s how to add the Other option to a poll. On the poll editing screen, click the checkbox next to Allow users to enter their own answer:
This gives you a poll with an Other option at the end of your list of answer options, like so:
Participants can then select the radio button next to Other and enter their own option.
You’ll see how many participants selected Other in your poll report:
To see the options entered, scroll down below the pie chart:
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