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This article is about a website. For the king of Elam, see Urtak (king of Elam).
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Type of site
Polling, Public Opinion Research
Available inEnglish

Urtak was a free collaborative public opinion website founded in 2008 based in New York City.[1] An urtak survey could 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 were immediately displayed in the form of a pie chart, and users were also able to search for and browse the results of previously answered questions. All questions were 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 16, 2013 Urtak announced the service would be suspended commencing September 20, 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 Urtak.com. 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 Urtak.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2009.
  7. ^ Urtak home page Archived 2009-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. Urtak.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  8. ^ Urtak Website Urtak Suspension Announcement

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