Copying a Survey

You can copy a survey from your account easily.  This is a great practice if you have a particular design you've created that you'd like to use as a template for another project since you can modify the copied design if you need to make it more specific.

Additionally, you're able to send a copy of your survey design to other accounts provided that the receiving account is paid.

To copy a survey:
  1. Click Create Survey from the top right-hand corner of your account.
  2. Choose Copy an existing survey, pick the survey you'd like to copy, and enter a name and nickname (only you see the nickname) to differentiate it in your account. NOTE: BASIC users cannot copy a survey with more than 10 questions.
  3. Click Continue.  If applicable, make edits and then send the survey out to your respondents.
A few notes: it's not possible to copy pages or questions from other surveys; just the whole survey design can be copied.  A best practice if you need to combine survey templates would be to copy the text of the questions over one by one; or to recreate sections from scratch. 

Copying a survey will create a duplicate version of the survey in your account. You can edit the copied version however you'd like without affecting the original survey or its responses.

To copy a survey:

  1. Click + Create Survey in the upper right corner of your account.
  2. Choose Edit a Copy of an Existing Survey.
  3. Choose the survey you'd like to copy from the menu.
  4. Enter a title for the copy of the survey.
  5. To review the survey you're about to copy, use the left and right arrow buttons to page through the questions or click Preview to preview the survey design in full.
  6. Click Let's Go! to continue on to edit the copy of the design.


  • Themes, logos, logic, and other survey design settings will carry over to the copied version of the survey.
  • Free BASIC users cannot copy surveys that contain more than 10 questions.
  • You can copy surveys shared with you.
  • You can send a copy of a survey to another account from the My Surveys page.
You can copy a survey within your account, or even have another SurveyMonkey user transfer a copy of one of their surveys to you.

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