Show of Hands: Polls & More 12+

Tony Bacos

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 569 Ratings
    • Free



"Addicted! It's the only app I constantly use." -- Anonymous Show of Hander
Show of Hands is a smart and fun community polling platform for people who love burning questions! Answer new questions daily and see instant, real-time, anonymous results from fellow brilliant minds around the country. This information is broken down by age, religion, income, and more! (You can just think of us as your national level town hall.)

We have a work hard, play harder mentality in our question-asking: we ask the tough questions so that you can anonymously debate real world issues, and we ask the lighter questions because sometimes Mondays are just hard. We want you to think! Have you ever thought about if you would prefer to have wings or gills? Reach into the depths of your brains and have smart discussions about current events, national issues, global issues, and more. But don't forget to have fun! Nothing is off limits, and our community will help you level up your brain!

Do YOU have questions!? Have you ever been having drinks with friends-- or even just around the water cooler with coworkers-- and gotten their opinions and comments on something? Do you ever feel like their vote is just plain wrong?! (How could zombies NOT BE REAL?) Or not telling the whole truth!? (Please, everyone takes their phones into the bathroom.) Build an anonymous Show of Hands following and publish your own polls to test if your opinion is in the majority! Ask your own questions about politics, ethics, pop-culture, humor, sports, health, news-- or anything else your brain can think of!

We challenge you to question everything!

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What’s New

Version 6.4.7

Updated some underlying data structures for reliability.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
569 Ratings

569 Ratings

TheGoodKid ,

Lower quality over time

This app used to one of my favorites, and an excellent source of debatable questions to discuss with family friends. Trying to guess what % of respondents will say what is always a fun game to play. However, the app has slowly turned into just another social media platform. Many questions no longer have two actual answers, and are rather just "let's discuss THIS, are you participating or passing?" That's not what I come to this app for. And lately it is an endless, unavoidable stream of polls just comparing people's pet photos. I miss the consistent source of genuine this-or-that polls of different political and social topics; that's what made this app popular in the first place, and why I used to love it.

JasonAsher ,

Unbalanced Right-wing Run-amok

This app has gone severely down hill over the years. While the developer does add updates periodically to address bugs and add “improvements,” nothing is going to fix the fact that the users of the app are mostly conservative, so the results to every right-slanted poll (and most are) just winds up being a majority of conservative group-think. Along with this, when anyone on the left cares to comment their opinion, they’re attacked by those on the right with a wave of disrespect and blatant rabid vitriol, called names, and even threatened at times. All of this is allowed to happen, even though it’s against ToS, and when it’s reported, nothing ever happens. Dare to ignore someone who is bullying and threatening you, and those same people will label you as pro-censorship, hiding, unable to debate, all too often, a snowflake.
Aside from the above issues, many of the polls are rhetorical, and slanted toward the right.
If you’re a liberal, I’d recommend against using this app, unless you like that kind of punishment.
If you’re a conservative, you’ll often get a free pass on whatever you say, so you’ll probably fit right in.

Kal-El ,

One of my favorite apps!! Have a few suggestions :)

First off, this app is pretty amazing! It’s very informative and helps answer my own random questions as well. It would be cool to get more users so the results could be even more accurate but even 2-3 thousand votes on something tells a lot. I use this app just about every day and have learned some cool stuff! Some updates I would love to see are the ability to delete or edit comments, and to be able to turn off notifications for a thread you comment on. I ask for that because of a recent situation where an argument was going on in a thread and I posted a neutral comment like “there’s no point in arguing this..” but now my notification page has been filled with their ongoing debate for almost a week. Also, the ability to filter language (swearing) I don’t want to see would be cool. Overall it’s one of the best and most underrated apps in the store, great work!

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