Run a Rating poll via Slido

  • 28 April 2021
  • 2 replies

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The rating poll allows your audience to submit a vote on a given scale between 1 and 10 stars, or 1 and 10 emojis! This can be useful, for instance, if you’re looking for a quick piece of feedback or a pulse check of the audience. 

In this article:


Create a rating poll

In your Slido event, go to the Live polls tab, select Rating, select your preference of stars or emojis, add your question and adjust its scale (between 1 and 10 stars/emojis). Below this, you will see Low score label and High score label. You can use this to guide your participants to give their best answers and improve your insights!

For example, if you typed ‘negative’ in the low score label and ‘positive’ in the high score label, your participants will have more context to the meaning of the rating given. 

Creating a rating poll


Once you’re done, hit Launch to activate your poll instantly, or simply Save it for later. In case you need to make changes to your poll, click the three vertical dots next to your poll and select Edit


Run the poll and see how it works for your participants


Once you’ve prepared your poll, you can activate it by clicking the green play button (not needed if you hit Launch when creating the poll).


You can then open the Participant mode on the left to see how the poll works for your participants.

Rating Poll in Participant mode


Keep in mind that emojis may look different on your and participants’ devices depending on the operating system.


This is how the results are displayed in the Present mode:


Rating poll results in Present mode


The final Score is the average of submitted responses.



Curious about more?


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Ratings are often used for scientific studies. For example there is scope to use Slido in a delphi panel setting. 


In these cases your ratings should be less emotive. I hope you can change the images to just allow boring numbers and text to implement a Likert scale that has lower emotive content over ‘low’ and ‘high’ ratings. I’ve had to use stars for the moment but would much prefer the option to use just text and numbers (see, for example the surveyJS options for ratings questions).




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Hey @Spaniel,

Thank you for sharing this use case, I will pass it on :)