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Web address
Slogan "Yes, No, Don't Care" / "Finding out what the world thinks"
Type of site Polling, Public Opinion Research
Available in English
Launched 2008
Current status Online

Urtak is a free collaborative public opinion website founded in 2008 and currently based in New York City.[1] An urtak survey can be created by any individual for his or her community.[2] The users of an urtak survey can add questions of their own to the survey, as well as answer questions that have been asked by other users.[3] As soon as a question is answered, previous responses to the question by other users are immediately displayed in the form of a pie chart, and users are also able to search for and browse the results of previously answered questions. All questions are fed randomly to participants and have only three options for answering: "yes," "no," and "don't care."[4][5]

The first urtak to have been created was titled "The General Interest Urtak".[6] Since Urtak was founded in 2008, over 13,000 Urtak surveys have been created, more than 77,000 questions have been asked, and over 22 million responses have been recorded.[7]

On September 16th 2013 Urtak announced the service would be suspended commencing September 20th 2013.[8]


  1. ^ A Take on Urtak by Amelia G. Mango, The Harvard Salient, February 24, 2009. Retrieved on July 10, 2009.
  2. ^ Urtak FAQ Retrieved on July 10, 2009.
  3. ^ July NY Tech Meetup Fills FIT's Taft Auditorium NYConvergence, July 8, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009
  4. ^ Website of the Day on Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis - Cyn Digi 11/3/08 by Wayne Karrfalt, Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis, November 3, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  5. ^ Poll Positions Very Short List, May 14, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  6. ^ The General Interest Urtak Retrieved on July 10, 2009.
  7. ^ Urtak home page Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  8. ^ Urtak Website Urtak Suspension Announcement

External links

  • Urtak
  • The Official Urtak Blog
  • "Urtak Answers Your Questions" article by Your Tango.
  • "Ask me" article by One+ Magazine (July 2009).
  • "Adam Rose: The Poll is Dead; Long Live the Poll" article by The Huffington Post (July 15, 2009).
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