Show of Hands

Show of Hands


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Finally the 5-star polling app from the iPhone and iPad comes to Android!

Show of Hands is an easy-to-use real-time ANONYMOUS polling application for the Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Poll topics include politics, ethics, pop-culture, sports, parenting, health, humor...whatever seems interesting. Two or three new questions are added daily, and make for great dinner table discussion topics! I do my best to keep poll questions unbiased, and don't use any of the info for commercial purposes. I'm not a faceless mega-corp...just a dude who runs this little home-grown polling service as a public service, a personal hobby, and a way to settle arguments with my wife.

Our goal is to have as balanced a group of voters as we can muster. We are also 100% transparent with the breakdown of voter demographics with every single poll. Show of Hands voters are currently self-reporting to be in the following groups:

~ 61% male
~ 39% female

~ 40% republican
~ 35% democrat
~ 25% independent

If you are one of the under-represented groups, please please please download Show of Hands and weigh in!

- Should judges be elected or appointed?
- Do you think you more patriotic than the average American, or less?
- On the whole, is technology making us smarter or dumber?
- Which party are you more likely to vote for in the November 2010 election?
- Are you in favor of Federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research?
- If city-wide video surveillance eliminated 75% of public crimes, would the privacy trade-off be worth it?
- Which would make you happier: Lebron James signs with your local team, or someone walks in the door right now and hands you your favorite sandwich?
- Which would be easier for you: to go a week without speaking or a week without using any electronics?"
- Would you willingly give your life for your country?
- Do you approve of President Obama's job performance?

After answering each a/b question, you will immediately see the current results of the poll question within your state and nationally, as well be able to view a "red/blue" national map displaying the leading result in every state in the country - just like election night! You can also filter poll results by gender, political party, age, or income range. Wanna know how men's opinion on a question differs from women's, or Republicans from Democrats, or rich folk from po' folk, or teenagers from boomers? Easy!

Facebook integration? poll suggestions from you? contact info for your beloved representatives in Congress? User commenting? Check, check, check, and check.

Last but not least: I know that many people have legit concerns about privacy and the potential abuse of their personal data. Please keep in mind though, I have no idea who SoH users are, other than that they are significantly better looking and smarter than the general population. Registering and voting through Show of Hands happens without the collection any personally identifiable information - not even e-mail address - so your profile and voting data is not traceable to you. Also, all SoH voting data is being used for nothing other than to show you aggregate poll results. I don't use it to drive creepy personalized advertisements, sell it to Homeland Security, or print it up and knit a sweater for my dog with it.

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Recently changed in this version

- Bug fixes from the latest release
- Removed some buttons and dialogs for features that are no longer available

Comments and ratings for Show of Hands
  • (45 stars)

    by Kendell Hillis on 16/03/2015

    Really fun and insightful

  • (45 stars)

    by Gary Crawford on 14/03/2015

    Like to read other people's options. Helps things flow better.

  • (45 stars)

    by Noah Lancaster on 12/03/2015

    It has a great community!

  • (45 stars)

    by Stefanie Green on 07/03/2015

    Fun. I just don't like when people get overly insulting about differences of opinion.

  • (45 stars)

    by Graham Smith on 02/03/2015

    Good user interface, nice blend of people from across the political spectrum voting on and debating issues ranging from foreign policy to economics, music to waffles vs pancakes.

  • (45 stars)

    by Ian Hirst on 01/03/2015

    Some will surprise you, definitely worth checking out.

  • (45 stars)

    by Cat B on 01/03/2015

    A fun and interesting app that gets you thinking and encourages discussions on a multitude of topics

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