Applying Filters to Results

Who can use filters?

Polly users on a Pro plan or legacy Business plans can take advantage of filters. Interested in creating filtered views of your results? Learn more

How do I apply a demographic attribute filter?

To apply a demographic attribute filter, click on any poll results (either recurring or one-time) or a single question from a survey (recurring or one-time) you wish to filter to view more details. There, you should see a Filter button at the top, underneath the poll/question details. 

Filter one time poll

If the results are not anonymous, then you can apply a filter (pending existing demographic data already available).

Filtering by demographics

Once you hit the filter button, your attributes will appear and then you can select the appropriate options for each attribute that you want to include. Once you're ready, then just hit Apply and your results will re-populate to show the filtered results.

Filtered survey results

How many filters can I apply?

You can apply as many filters as you wish! There is no limit to the number of filters that you can apply to a single result. However, do note that the more you add filters from different attributes, it will narrow your results even more. 

If you are filtering by several different options with the same attribute, it will widen your results since it will filter to people that fit one or the other(s). 

How do I apply a filter by a response? What does that even mean?

Filtering by a response means that within a survey (and it has to be a survey), you can filter the rest of the results based on a specific response to a different question.

Filter by multiple responses

Here's an example:

  • Question A has 5 multiple choice options
  • Question B is agree/disagree
  • Question C is NPS (0-10)

If you were to filter this survey by the Strongly Agree response, it will filter out everyone else who did not respond with Strongly Agree to Question B. This will show what their responses were for question A and question B.

To apply a response filter, you would go through the same exact steps as applying a demographic attribute filter, but instead of choosing Filter by Attribute, you select Filter by Response. Then, you will see all the applicable responses that you can filter by. The only type of questions that will not appear, are open-ended questions.

If I click Export, does it export my filtered results?

We don't currently support being able to do this quite yet – but hopefully it will be available soon! In the meantime, you can easily do this yourself within Excel by adding row headers and filtering that way.