Gallup poll

noun

Gal·​lup poll
¦galə(p)¦pōl
: a sampling of public opinion on a particular issue or of the degree of information among the public about a particular thing or of opinion or information in a particular group taken by questioning a representative cross section
belongs certainly among the most remarkable stars visible with the naked eye; a Gallup poll among amateurs and professional astronomers alike would undoubtedly confirm thisSky & Telescope
contests of all kinds, questionnaires, and Gallup polls have become enormously popularWestralian Farmers Co-operative Gazette
we can … find out who are the supporters only by organized inquiries and Gallup pollsBarbara & Robert North
an amateur Gallup poll to discover what modern American short-story writers are well known to the intelligent reading public in EnglandTimes Literary Supplement

Word History

Etymology

after George H. Gallup, born 1901 American statistician

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“Gallup poll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gallup%20poll. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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