Run a rating poll via Slido

  • 28 April 2021
  • 2 replies

Userlevel 4

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.


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


In this article:



Create a rating poll


  1. Open your slido and click the + Add new button
  2. Select Rating and type in your question
  3. Hit Start interaction or the green Play button to activate your poll
Create a rating poll


No need to worry about saving your progress. Polls are saved automatically.



Rating poll options


You can customize your rating poll in a few different ways. Select the Poll options in the upper right corner to see the below settings.

  • Stars/Emojis: Change the rating option from stars to emojis and vice versa
  • Maximum value: Rating polls default to a scale from 1 to 5, but you can change the maximum value to anything between 2 and 10
  • Poll results: Choose whether your live poll results will be visible or hidden for participants
  • Add image: Add an image to be displayed alongside your poll question



Test your poll and see how it works for participants


To see how the poll works for your participants:

  1. Activate your poll by clicking the green Start interaction or Play button 
  2. Select the View as participant option near the bottom right corner
  3. Submit an answer as a participant and click Exit participant mode when finished

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


Test the rating poll participant experience


You can delete your testing response by clicking the three-dot menu next to your poll and selecting Reset results.



Run your rating poll


When you’re ready to run your poll for your participants, simply activate the poll and open Present mode. You can share your screen while using Present mode and display your poll results live for all to see.


See below what a rating poll looks like in Present mode.


Rating poll in Present mode


The 4.0 score you see in the above image is the average of all responses.


Pro tip: To prevent your audience from getting influenced by other participants’ answers, you can hide the results until you get enough votes. Keep an eye on the vote counter in the top right corner and reveal the final results when you’re ready.




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2 replies

Userlevel 5

Hey @Spaniel,

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

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).