Filtering Poll Results
Results to Power Poll surveys can be filtered by various metrics. We call this feature "Interactive Results." This feature is available to Power Poll Members for all polls that they participated in. Specifically, it's available for each question within the poll that Members answered.
Accessing Interactive Results
- Go to your area's page, accessible from the pull down menu at the top right of the Power Poll website.
- Select a results article.
- Click the "View Interactive Results" button under the "More on this Poll" header (on the right side when using most desktop and tablet devices).
- Apply desired filters.
- Click "Apply" to view the filtered results.
Filter selections within a group (Areas, Members, Industry, etc.) are applied with a logical OR. Groups are then evaluated with a logical AND. Example: you select "Nashville, TN" and "Austin, TX" from the Areas group and "Female" from the Members group. The result would include all responses from female Power Poll Members in both the Nashville, TN and Austin, TX areas.
You can filter predictive questions (questions that have, or will have at some point in the future, a correct answer) by the Power Poll Accuracy Coefficient. The Accuracy Coefficient is a number between 0 and 1 that is calculated for each Power Poll Member. It is based on:
- The number of predictive questions asked to the Member.
- The number of those predictive questions that the Member answered.
- The number of those answered predictive questions that the Member answered correctly.
- The length of time between the question being posed and the answer being known.
The Accuracy Coefficient is weighted, so 1.0 does not mean that the respondents have 100% accuracy, but does represent the highest eschelon of accuracy amongst Power Poll Members who responded to the question being filtered.
If the poll or quesiton was assigned to multiple Power Poll Areas, you can filter the responses based on 1 or more Areas.
You can filter questions based on basic Member data. Note: not all Members have such data.
You can filter questions based on the industry of Members, or more precicely, the industry of the business or organization associated with the Member.
Other Notes and Issues
Industry selections are basd on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). You can learn more about that here. We match organizations to a NAICS code based on data from Dun and Bradstreet.
You will occasionally see the message, "There are not enough responses to show the results," instead of the expected results. We only show filtered results to preferential questions when there are sufficient responses as to not be able to decipher the respondent. This limitation does not apply to predictive questions, since there should be no bias present. We also limit a few combinations of filters for the same reason.