"Polls? Nah... they're for strippers and cross country skiers." - Sarah Palin
Do your friends agree or disagree with Sarah Palin? What about the world at large? How will you know if you don't take a poll?
Decide when's the best time and date for everyone to have that dinner with all your friends, or find out the world's opinion on Linkin Park vs. Nickelback. Take the pulse of the office, your social networks, and users around the whole world with these five poll and survey apps for iPhone.
Straw is the most customizable of this list, allowing you to tweak your question just-so, then choose to send them out to selected connected social media accounts (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc), to the whole world, or just to select contacts as messages. You can even generate HTML code for your poll to embed it into your website.
Doodle: Schedule Maker is the snarky kid over there in a smart suit and tie, the one who looks all business but actually brings in Twizzlers for the whole office. It's possible to use Doodle to poll anyone about anything, but it excels at finding dates and times that will work for large numbers of people. We use it all the time in the office.
Dubbed “Quora for polls,” Voice Polls is meant to ask and answer questions on a global level, fostering conversation, understanding, well-being, and world peace. It's all happening on an attractively colorful card interface.
Itchy to talk about Donald Trump? Please leave me alone and go hash it out on Show of Hands, the most political polling app of this list. Questions range from "Does your home rest on more than 1 acre of land?" to "Would you vote for so-and-so?" to "Do you talk with your hands?" The coolest part: answers are broken down in sexy charts and graphs by demographics, including racial background, gender, and education. Note that it's US-heavy.
Pyne bills itself as the place “where your questions lead to conversations.” It's globally-oriented, meaning you can start a discussion with users halfway across the world about the relative superiority of Wolverine vs. Aquaman (oh Logan, you have my heart). Unfortunately, the community here is a bit insipid at the time of writing - maybe you and your groovy friends can waltz in and shake things up a bit with some more thoughtful prompts.