25 funny poll questions to brighten anyone’s day

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Everyone can benefit from a funny poll question every now and again. Light and breezy, these questions are a great way to mix up the flow of your presentation and set a positive tone for the audience. This is doubly true if you’re presenting to an audience you already know. Half the fun is seeing what ridiculous responses your friends and colleagues come up with.

Poll Everywhere makes collecting responses to funny poll questions a snap by working on the devices the audience already owns. You create the questions. The audience responds on the phones or other web-enabled devices. And the results appear live on your personal Poll Everywhere page.

You can click on any of the questions below to copy it into your Poll Everywhere account. I’ve sorted them based on the type of poll I think works best (but you can change it up once its in your account). All you need is a free Poll Everywhere account to get started and collect responses.

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Multiple choice poll questions

Multiple choice questions are the backbone of Poll Everywhere and can accommodate almost any type of question. This versatility extends to images and animated GIFs. These can be used as the basis for your question (like in the example below), as the different response options, or both. Mix and match to your heart’s content. Giphy is your friend here for mining the perfect reaction GIFs to use in your polls.

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Poll: Which flavor of ice cream best represents you?
Read more: Introducing a new way to use images in your questions

Word cloud poll questions

There are two things you’ll want to keep in mind for word cloud poll questions: emoji, and how to submit phrases as responses. First, Poll Everywhere supports emoji in addition to text responses from the audience. It also includes the option to disable emoji responses — but you’d have to be some kind of monster to do that. Second, the audience can submit multiple words as a single response if they connect those words with the tilde (~) or underscore (_) symbols. Meaning “The~Office” will appear as “The Office” in the word cloud.

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Poll: What vice could you never give up?

Open-ended poll questions

Poll Everywhere rolled out a nifty little update a while back for this poll type that’s perfect for these sorts of questions. It’s called Spotlight, and it gives each individual response its 15 seconds of fame. Check out the image below. Now, imagine those responses were scrolling upward, one after the other, pausing between each one to give people time to read what it says. You’ll noticed I switched on screen names as well, which adds a little byline below each response.

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Poll: What did you hate sharing as a kid?
Read more: 9 interactive ideas for squashing boring PowerPoint

Q&A poll questions

I find the easiest way to describe Q&A is to call them Reddit-style questions. You create the question and the audience can submit any text response they wish. Here’s the best part: after someone submits a response, they see a list of everyone else’s responses. They can then upvote their favorite responses on that list. Responses with more votes rise to the top – in this case, showing everyone who had the funniest response.

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Poll: You start a band. What is your band's name?

Clickable image poll questions

If the image options for multiple choice weren’t enough, this poll type lets you set an image as the focal point of your question. Participants see this image on their devices, and can click anywhere on it to drop a green pin at that location. This creates a sort of heatmap of audience responses. You can even designate specific regions of the image as correct or incorrect, such as in the optical illusion poll I created below.`

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Poll: Where is the hidden tiger?

All of these funny poll question formats are available for you to use today with a free Poll Everywhere account. Click the link below to get started, create as many polls as you like, and be ready to collect responses in minutes.

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Special thanks to 100 Fantastic Unused Band Names for the band name ideas.