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There are six different types of survey questions you can ask your voters using Reach. Learn about each of them below:

1. Numerical Scale Questions

Description

These questions allow for answers within a range of numbers. For instance, a higher number might indicate a strong disagreement with your question or vice versa. Check with your campaign first about how to correctly record answers if you have any questions. Sometimes, the question will come with a colored gradient and labels on each end. If someone you’re speaking with changes their mind, you can tap a new number to change it or re-tap the same number to clear your response.

Suggested Usage

  • Support Score
  • Party Affiliation
  • Support for issues
  • Likelihood Questions
An example of a numerical score question, used here to gauge support.
2. Single Choice Questions

Description

So many choices, but you can only pick one! The response options are displayed as buttons for you to tap and record a person’s answer. If there are more than five response options for a particular question, a new screen featuring all of the options will slide into view. From there you can record that person’s answer. You can re-tap a selected response to unselect it.

Suggested Usage

  • Voted Status
  • RSVP
  • Neighborhood
  • Team Assignment
  • Canvass Status (Not home, Hostile, etc.)
An image depicting an example of a single choice question in Reach.
An example of a single choice question in Reach. This question lets you choose what someone’s voter intention is.
3. Multiple Choice Questions

Description

For the canvasser who has got to have it all, pick as many responses as you want! The response options are displayed as buttons for you to tap and record a person’s answer. If there are more than five response options for a particular question, a new screen featuring all of the options will slide into view. From there you can record that person’s answer. You can re-tap a selected response to unselect it.

Suggested Usage

  • Volunteer Questions
  • Contact Preferences (Do Not Call, Do not knock, etc)
  • Language Spoken
An image showing an example of a multiple choice question -- specifically, the many ways a volunteer can help.
This is an example of a multiple choice question.
3. Short Text Input

Description

Just need to jot down something short? This question gives you a single-line text field to enter whatever you want.

Suggested Usage

  • Custom contact fields
  • Specific Traits
  • Donation Amount
An image of a short text input question in Reach.
This is an example of a short text input question. Here, we’re asking for a voter’s preferred name.
5. Long Text Input

Description

For the times when you’re inspired by the person you’ve reached to write a novel, this question type has you covered. You get a scrollable multi-line text input field to record whatever you want.

Suggested Usage:

  • General Notes
  • Deep Canvassing Results
  • Special Requests
An image showing an example of a long text input question in Reach.
An example of a long text input question.
6. Yes/No Question

Description

This question type just keeps it simple. Yes or no? Binary. Boolean. Black and white. Comforting, right? You can always tap a selected response a second time to clear it.

Suggested Usage

  • Simple Volunteer Asks
  • Tracking of tags or codes
  • Task Completion
An image showing an example of a yes/no question in Reach.
An example of a yes/no question in Reach.

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Last Updated On September 18, 2019