Export your poll results and Q&A questions

  • 24 August 2020
  • 45 replies

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Slido is gradually rolling out a new user interface. If the below steps and visuals match what you are seeing within your account, then you are using the new interface and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.


Once your slido is over and you wish to work with the data you’ve collected, you can download it straight to your desktop.


Available in all paid Slido plans


In this article:



Export Audience Q&A


Export the submitted questions from your slido into an Excel spreadsheet.

  1. Go to your Analytics tab
  2. Click Export and then choose the Download export option
  3. Select the Questions XLS option and then hit Save
Export your Q&A data


This will automatically generate an xls file with the questions from your Q&A, including timestamps, names (if provided), and the number of upvotes.


See below for an example of a Questions xls file.

An example of an Excel export file


If you’re using Multiple rooms, you’ll have an overall sheet with all submitted questions, plus separate sheets for each specific room.


Questions export explained

  • Question text - The complete text of every submitted question
  • Score - Each question is given a score depending on how many upvotes and/or downvotes it received (upvotes - downvotes = score)
  • Upvotes - The number of upvotes a question received
  • Labels - If a question was assigned a label, you’ll see that here
  • Downvotes - The number of downvotes a question received
  • Highlighted - See whether a question was ever highlighted (1 means yes and 0 means no)
  • Starred - See whether a question has been starred or not (1 means yes and 0 means no)
  • Status - See the status of each question at the time of the export
    • Rejected: The question wasn't approved
    • Live: The question was approved and is currently live
    • Answered: The question was approved and then marked as answered
    • Archived: The question was approved and then archived (not marked as answered)
    • Pending: The question is still under review (it hasn't been approved or rejected yet)
  • User ID - Every participant has their own randomly generated user ID assigned
  • User name - If someone has included a name with their question, you’ll see it here 
  • Room - If you’ve used Multiple rooms, this will tell you in which room the question was submitted
  • Sentiment - Based on Slido’s machine learning model, see if a question was Positive, Negative, or Neutral
  • Submission date - The date on which the question was posted
  • Submission time - The time when the question was posted

Please note that if your Q&A exceeds 1000 questions, your Analytics won’t load and you won’t be able to export questions yourself. This is to ensure optimal performance from Slido. 

Please contact support@slido.com or your dedicated account manager and they can assist you with the export.



Export poll results


Choose to export the overall Poll results from your slido or the more specific Poll results per user.

  1. Go to your Analytics tab
  2. Click Export and then choose the Download export option
  3. Select Poll results for general results, or Poll results per user for individualized results
Export your poll results


The general Poll results file (both xls and pdf format) will show the basic poll results. See the example files below.


Poll results export explained

  • Poll ID - Each poll has its unique randomly created ID
  • Poll type - The type of poll that was used (Open text, Word cloud, Ranking, Rating, Multiple choice, Quiz)
  • Poll question - The full text of your poll question
  • Poll option - The answer to the poll question in that row
  • Count - The total number of people who voted for that specific answer (if it is either an open text poll or a word cloud, the answer will be 1)
  • Total votes - The total number of votes received in that poll
  • Results - For multiple-choice polls, you can see the percentage of votes which each answer received. For rating polls, this will be the average score of submitted answers.
  • Survey name - If the poll was created under a survey, you can see what the name of that survey was
  • Room - If you’ve used Multiple rooms, this column tells you in which room the poll was asked
  • User ID - Every participant has their own randomly generated user ID assigned
  • User name - If someone has included a name with their submission, you’ll see it here 
  • Submission date - The date on which the poll answer was submitted 
  • Submission time - The time when the poll answer was submitted


The more specific Poll results per user xls file will show you how each participant responded to each poll question. See a small example below.


Poll results per user example export


Keep in mind that depending on your Participant privacy settings, your participants may still submit anonymous poll responses. In that case, the User ID will be completely random and the User Name will be “Anonymous”.


Note that if your slido exceeds 1000 poll responses, your Analytics won’t load and you won’t be able to export questions yourself. This is to ensure optimal performance from Slido. 

Please contact support@slido.com or your dedicated account manager and they can assist you with the export.



Export directly to Google Sheets


If you prefer to keep everything online, you can export straight to Google Sheets instead of downloading a pdf or xls file. Simply choose the Export to Google option. This will create a new spreadsheet under your Google account.


Export your Analytics directly to your Google account


Learn more:


45 replies

Can I see the live results of multiple answers?
Example: I ask 2 questions like “how big is your company?” and “what industry is your company in?”.
In the LIVE meeting, I want to see and select one person in a big company of a specific industry.
Thus, can I see and filter the results live in a google sheet?

Userlevel 5

Hi @philippstein,

You can see poll results live, but you can’t filter for individual responses live. When you activate a poll or a survey and open Present mode, you can see all participants’ answers as they come in live. To filter for individual responses, you need to export poll results per user after you’ve collected all responses. This will give you a spreadsheet with all the participants’ individual responses and you can filter the results there.

I can see how it would be useful to filter responses live, so I will submit this as a feature request. Thank you for sharing your use case :)

Let me know if you have any more questions.

is it also foreseen for a participant to export the complete Q&A section?

Userlevel 5

Hi @CGutjahr81,

No, participants cannot export anything from Slido. Only those who have access to Slido admin (event owners, guests) can export from the event.

Hope this helps :)

Does Slido keep tally’s of polls?  I am looking to use Slido for meeting ice breakers.  I’d like to keep a running tally of participants scores to award a prize to the individual who has the highest score after a series of polls.  Thanks.  


Hi @Bobby Love,

To keep tally of participants’ scores, you can either use a quiz poll or export the results. Our quiz poll keeps track of participants scores automatically and gives you a leaderboard at the end. You can then export your quiz results as an Excel spreadsheet.

  1. Go to Analytics
  2. Click Export
  3. Select Download export
  4. Select Quiz leaderboards

Alternatively, you could run any polls and then export Poll results per user to see how each participant responded.

I have a similar question to @Bobby Love - I have the same poll duplicated month over month and each month I want to track that specific month’s metrics from the analytics tab. However, it pulls cumulative data even though the previous month poll has been deactivated. Is there a way to only track the active poll? I am afraid to delete the previous month poll and lose the results.

Thank you!


Hi @LindsayBell,

To track a specific month’s metrics, export poll results per user. Once you have the data downloaded, you will need to format cells as a table then filter the data in your table by clicking the sort button next to the column header. Sort by submission date relevant to the specific month you would like to pull the data from. 

Hope this helps :) Let me know if you have any further questions.

When counting “votes” for a specific for a Multiple Choice/Multiple Answer poll,  Is the number of TOTAL VOTES the same as the number of people that voted?  or is it the number of total votes (answers) received? 

Userlevel 5

Hi @eduardox,

In an exported sheet of a Multiple choice poll, the Total votes column shows how many people voted in the poll overall. The Count column shows how many votes each option in the poll received.

In the example below, 4 people voted in the poll overall and ‘Polar’ received 1 vote.

Hope this helps :)

How can I print the answer choice in the powerpoint?

Userlevel 3

Hi @Hamc1701

If you mean physically print out the answer choice, you should be able to do this by selecting the print option on the slide you’d like to print within Windows PowerPoint. 

If you’re trying to export your results, please follow this tutorial:

If you need immediate assistance, feel free to reach out to our fantastic customer care team by opening a chat from Slido admin or writing to support@slido.com. 

Hope this helps!

Is it on the roadmap to add more “testing” capabilities? Think of a classroom scenario - Teacher would like to upload a pre-created “test/quiz” for the students to answer amongst their selves. It would be helpful to have some reporting capabilities that make it easier to export and categorize data per student so that a weighted grade can be applied to each student (ie. if you get 8/10 right, it automatically gives you a “B” or an 80%).  

Userlevel 3

Hi @Avanrooy

There are currently no plans in our roadmap to add weighted grade scores to quizzes. However, I can see how that would be great for our teacher Slido users! 😊 I will pass this feedback on to the wider team. 

In the meantime, our Slido for education page has some use cases and other tips and tricks for you to maximize your Slido tools in a classroom setting.

Hope this helps! 

Hello - 

I have a question, how can these reports (if possible) be exported via WebEx? We use WebEx Webinars and have added this app to all our accounts, but we are in the midst of integrating our WebEx to HubSpot and would love to know how the data appears and if it could be downloaded from WebEx





Userlevel 4

Hey @nrevane22 ,

Currently Slido Exports are only available from within the event when you log in at slido.com. We do not have a current roadmap for integrating these exports to Control Hub or directly from the integration itself quite yet.


I hope this helps!


Can I export questions from my event when using the free version of Slido? 

Userlevel 5

Hey @KatarinaZ,

No, exports are only available on our paid plans but you should be able to view and download Infographics.

Hope this helps! :)

Is there a way to export timeline results of poll engagement?

Example: we’ve had the poll up prior to an event and we wanted to see engagement comparisons of prior, during and after the event

Userlevel 3

Hi @Smikeliunas

There isn’t a way to automate this in Slido but I can see how it would be really useful in collecting insights!

As a workaround, you could export your poll results at points in the meeting as you said, prior, during and after, separately and see how they compare that way. To do this, after exporting the results at each time point, you would need to then reset the poll so you can accurately see the results from each point. You can also merge your polls into a survey and prompt your users to answer at points in the event.

Hope this helps!


I would like to print or export my Quiz (both question and answers) prior to using the quiz at my event. Is there a way to do that?

Userlevel 5

Hey @Goldie46,

At the moment, you cannot export your quiz questions and answers prior to using the quiz at your event, however there is a workaround:

  1. Go to the quiz poll
  2. Click on the 3 dots next to it
  3. select ‘Edit’
  4. Right-click (on Windows) or control+click (on Mac)
  5. Select Print

Hope this helps! :) I will pass it on as a feature request.


My event is a one day event but it doesn’t mean it’ll go on for 24 hours. It’s a 4-hour event. The shortest event duration I can set up in Slido is one whole day. I don’t want to wait until midnight to see the poll results. I want to be able to see them as soon as the event ends after 4 hours and share it with the participants. How can I end the event early, and access the analytics without waiting for the next day?

Userlevel 5

Hi @aprilm,

No need to worry, you won’t have to wait until the event is over to see results. As soon as you activate a poll and participants submit answers, you will see them in your admin and present mode (if you’re showing the results).

We have a detailed explanation of how event dates work here:


Hope this helps! :)


Things I’m trying to understand are:

How can we see the names of the voters in the poll option?

Can i see the voter names while the poll is still live so I can see who’s yet to vote?

How can we see the analytics while the event is still live? It sends an email report the next day but that’s too late. The event is 4 hours long. We need to see the results as soon as the 4-hour period ends.