Gallup poll

noun Gal·lup poll \ ¦galə(p)¦pōl \

Definition of Gallup poll

: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 this
  • Sky & Telescope
  • contests of all kinds, questionnaires, and Gallup polls have become enormously popular
  • Westralian Farmers Co-operative Gazette
  • we can … find out who are the supporters only by organized inquiries and Gallup polls
  • —Barbara & Robert North
  • an amateur Gallup poll to discover what modern American short-story writers are well known to the intelligent reading public in England
  • Times Literary Supplement

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Origin and Etymology of gallup poll

after George H. Gallup, born 1901 American statistician


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