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85 Poll Questions For Every Occasion

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Simon Deignan2021-08-09
What better way to gauge the room and engage with every member of your audience than with a poll question. Think of it as the perfect way to break the ice or to gather data on some compelling topic or important matter. Whatever the reason for including a poll question, Mentimeter is designed, not only to help make it look great, but to visualize the results there and then. We also want to make it easy and fun for everyone to participate so those votes will come flying in thick and fast.

Of course there are wide variety of poll questions you can use; with Multiple Choice Poll, Word Cloud, and Rankings slides you have plenty of options no matter what the situation. With all that in mind, we have compiled an array of different slide types you can use now or as inspiration for some time down the line.

  • Fun Icebreakers 
  • Team Meetings
  • Company Meetings
  • Education
  • Super Special Icebreakers
  • Advanced Questions

Fun Icebreakers & Poll Questions

It can be tough to kick off a meeting, a brainstorming session, a team sync, and an all-teams meeting. So often you need something to help get the ball rolling. Here are a few fun icebreakers designed to kindle some chat, spark some ideas and ignite your next meeting. 

Word Clouds 

1. What’s your favorite app?

What Is Your Favorite App?

What Is Your Favorite App?

2. What’s your favorite pastime?

3. What’s your deepest fear?

4. If you could pick a superpower what would you choose?

5. What famous person, living or dead, would you invite to dinner?

Pin on Image 

6. Which Harry Potter house do you belong to?

Which Harry Potter House Do You Belong To?

Which Harry Potter House Do You Belong To?

7. Where in the world do you most want to live?

8. Where’s Waldo?

9. How strong do you take your coffee?

10. At what ripeness do you eat your bananas? 


11. What’s the best pizza topping?

  • Pepperoni 
  • Pineapple 
  • Just cheese 
  • Mushrooms

12. What’s the cutest animal?

  • Kittens 
  • Puppies 
  • Rabbits
  • Otters

13. Which country has the best accent?

  • France 
  • Ireland 
  • New Zealand
  • Italy
  • Other

14. What do you find scariest?

  • Heights 
  • Flying 
  • Small spaces
  • Work
  • Needles

15. What was the best series?

  • Game of Thrones 
  • Breaking Bad 
  • The Wire
  • The Sopranos
  • Mad Men

Multiple Choice 

16. What is your favorite holiday of the year?

  • Christmas 
  • Thanksgiving 
  • New Year’s 
  • Halloween

17. If you could play one instrument well, which would you pick?

  • Piano 
  • Guitar 
  • Saxophone
  • Drums
  • Other

18. If you could visit one fictional world, where would you visit?

  • Middle Earth 
  • Westeros 
  • The Wizarding World
  • Neverland

19. Which of these dwarves best describes you? 

  • Sleepy
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Dopey
  • Bashful

20. Which of these would be hardest to live without?

  1. Chocolate
  2. Music
  3. Your favorite drink
  4. Your phone
  5. TV / Streaming 

Team Meeting Polls

No matter if you manage a small team or ever-growing, poll questions are a great way for your team to express opinions and provide feedback. Scales and Ranking questions are just two slide types that can help you better understand what your team is thinking. 


21. Strongly Agree / Strongly Disagree Scale

  • Meeting Efficiency Reflection
Meeting Efficiency Reflection

Meeting Efficiency Reflection

  • We are reaching our team goals
  • We are maximising our time as a team
  • We are performing well as a team 
  • I’m happy with my work/life balance

22. 1 - 10 scale

  • How is your energy level today?
  • Are you feeling productive this week?
  • How busy have you been this past week?
  • I feel I have the support of the team
  • I feel that people are making an effort to include me

23. Unclear - Clear scale 

  • Do you understand the purpose of this meeting?
  • Did you see and understand the agenda?
  • What do you feel about our team goals?
  • How do you feel about your responsibilities?
  • What do you think of your role within the team?

24. Needs Improvement - Excelling

  • How are we connecting with our clients?
  • How are we communicating with our clients?
  • How is our team performing overall?
  • Are we working efficiently?
  • How is both our internal and external communication?

25. De-emphasize - Prioritize

  • Team efficiency
  • Team bonding activities
  • Coverage tracking
  • Long term projects


26. Plan the Next Quarter

Plan the Next Quarter

Plan the Next Quarter

27. What do you value most personally?

  • Work - Life balance 
  • Career Progression 
  • Relationships with colleagues
  • Earning tons of money

28. What do we need to focus on this quarter?

  • Our main KPIs
  • Yearly targets
  • Improving efficiency
  • Working better as a team

29. What do we do well?

  • Communication 
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Crisis management

30. How can we improve the value of these meetings?

  • Reduce the duration
  • Create an agenda for discussion
  • Hold them more / less frequently
  • Someone new hosts each session

Word Cloud 

31. What topic do you want to cover next week?

32. What is our biggest challenge as a team?

33. Who do you think deserves praise for their work?

34. What is our main strength / weakness as a team?

35. Are there any new projects we should look into? 

Open Ended Questions

36. Is there anyone in the company you think deserves a shoutout?

37. Do you have an idea for a fun bonding session?

38. Is there anything we as a team could present to the company?

39. What other team would you like to collaborate with?

40. Are there any other metrics / KPIs we should prioritize? 

Poll Questions for Company Meetings

This is the perfect time to give your employees the opportunity to ask whatever burning question they have on their mind. It can also be a great way to encourage both self-reflection and self-assessment.

Open Ended Questions

41. What can we do to make the post Covid world easier for employees?

Post Covid Office

Post Covid Office

42. Are our performance reviews done in a smart and efficient way?

43. Is there anything causing you stress right now?

44. What can we as a company do better?

45. Is there an area we should consider investing more time and effort in?

Multiple Choice 

46. Which of these initiatives do you think sounds best

New Initiative Poll

New Initiative Poll

47. How do you feel last quarter went?

  • Better than expected
  • As expected 
  • Worse than expected

48. Are you happy with the direction the company is going?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure

49. What projects are you most proud of?

  • Marketing project 
  • Sales Project 
  • Dev Project
  • HR Project 

50. Where do you prefer to work from?

  • From home
  • Remotely 
  • A bit of both


51. Not meetings goals / Exceeding Expectations scale

  • Sales forecasts
  • Marketing forecasts
  • Company culture goals
  • Onboarding projects

52. Very unhappy / Exceedingly happy scale

  • Company culture
  • Stress level
  • Professional development
  • My own performance

53. Needs improvement / Working well scale

  • Training sessions 
  • Employee onboarding program 
  • Client support
  • Meeting efficiency 

54. 1 - 10 How well does it work scale

  • Our work from home policy
  • Our maternity / paternity leave policy 
  • Our benefits package
  • Our salary levels

55. Extremely unlikely / Extremely likely

  • Would you recommend this company to others
  • Would you recommend your manager
  • Would  Would you recommend your team to others

Word Cloud Questions

56. How can we improve customer satisfaction?

57. How are you feeling about leadership?

58. What additional training would you like to see offered?

59. How would you describe this company?

60. How would you describe our company culture?

Polls for Classrooms and Lecture Halls

The business world isn’t the only time we can use poll questions. Gathering information from students is also a vital part of both school and university life. So with that in mind, let’s dive in and look at what pertinent questions you can ask your students. 

Word Cloud Questions

61. Language Class Word Cloud 

Language Class

Language Class

62. What words come to mind when you think about climate change?

63. What is your favorite thing to do in class?

64. What is your favorite subject?

65. What do you think of (insert subject of choice here)?

Open Ended Questions

66. What did we do in today’s lesson?

What did we do in today's lesson?

What did we do in today's lesson?

67. What topics do we need to cover before the exam?

68. Which subjects have you enjoyed the most this year?

69. How do you study and what materials work best for you?

70. Was there anything you wish we did more / less of this term?

Multiple Choice Questions

71. My favorite type of learning material is 

  • Online resources
  • Books
  • Videos 
  • Other

72. How has your understanding of this subject has changed throughout the year

  • I understand a lot more 
  • I am struggling
  • No change 
  • Some slight improvement

73. Do you feel about your exams

  • Excited!
  • Stressed
  • Unsure

74. Was this class what you expected?

  • Yes 
  • No 
  • Some aspects were and some were not

75. Would you take this class again?

  • Absolutely
  • I’m not sure
  • No
  • Maybe if it was changed a bit

Some Super Special Icebreakers

Our goal at Mentimeter is to make meetings more exciting, engaging, interactive, and interesting. So we have whipped up some extra special slides for you to use!

76. We're relocating our HQ, where shall we go?

We're relocating our HQ, where shall we go?

We're relocating our HQ, where shall we go?

77. Back to the office dress code?

78. What is your work situation looking like these days?

79. Pineapple on pizza. Acceptable?

Advanced Questions

Maybe you’re looking for something a little bit more advanced; something to make your audience think, "wow this presentation really has stuff I've never seen before!" Well you’re in luck because we have plenty of advanced slides you can use too. 

80. New Skills Matrix

New Skills Matrix

New Skills Matrix

81. Action Priority Matrix

 2x2 action prioritization matrix

2x2 action prioritization matrix

82. DiSC Analysis 

83. Growth Share Matrix 

84. Eisenhower Matrix

85. Ansoff Matrix 

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