Definition of Gallup poll in English:

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Gallup poll

Pronunciation: /ˈɡaləp ˌpōl/


An assessment of public opinion by the questioning of a statistically representative sample.
Example sentences
  • The typical sample size for a Gallup poll which is designed to represent this general population is 1,000 national adults.
  • A recent Gallup poll found that 75 percent of likely voters support stronger environmental regulation.
  • Here's a table showing a history of Gallup polls taken on Labor Day weekend.


1940s: named after G. H. Gallup (see Gallup, George Horace), US statistician who devised the method.

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Syllabification: Gal·lup poll

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