Showing Respondents Instant Results

Instant Results allows you to show your respondents a real-time summary of your survey results when they complete your survey. See example »

Turning On Instant Results

By default, Instant Results is turned off for surveys. You can turn on Instant Results from your collector options.

To turn on Instant Results:

  1. Go to the Collect Responses section of your survey.
  2. Click the name of the collector and access the collector options. You may need to click Show advanced options.
  3. Click Instant Results.
  4. Check the box to display survey results. Your changes are saved automatically.

Previewing Instant Results

You can preview Instant Results by taking the survey through a test collector. When you preview your survey from the Design Survey section, you won't see Instant Results.

Who Sees Instant Results

Instant Results shows to respondents taking the survey through any collector where you turned on Instant Results. If you're using more than one collector to distribute your survey, you need to turn on Instant Results for each collector.

When Instant Results are turned on, any respondent who completes your survey by clicking the Done button at the end of the survey are directed to the Instant Results page.

If you added Skip Logic, Disqualification Logic, or Quotas to your survey, respondents who skip over questions in your survey may see Instant Results, depending on your logic settings. To ensure they don't see Instant Results, choose to close the survey window or to redirect respondents to a custom webpage.

Respondents can bookmark or copy and paste your Instant Results link and share it. To password-protect survey results, create a shared data page.

What Respondents See

Instant Results highlights the results of all the closed-ended questions collected at the time the respondent completed the survey or refreshed the page. See example »

We're in the process of making improvements to the Instant Results feature. Until the new version is available to all customers, the version of Instant Results your respondents see may vary. Click to see an example of the classic and new version:

If you added a custom Thank You to your collector, your custom message appears at the top of the Instant Results page.

After clicking the secondary Done button at the bottom of the Instant Results page, respondents see the Survey End Page. Survey responses are submitted when a respondent clicks the Done button on the last page of your survey—respondents don't need to click the Done button on the Instant Results page to submit their responses.

Removing SurveyMonkey Branding

You can remove SurveyMonkey branding that appears on the Instant Results page if you're using the white label domain (research.net) on your collector.

Display Limitations

Instant Results is intended to be a quick snapshot of your survey results, so there are some display limitations to consider:

  • Instant Results doesn't display open-ended responses or individual responses.
  • Instant Results doesn't display for surveys with more than 15 closed-ended questions.
  • Instant Results doesn't display for surveys with more than 10,000 responses. If you have a BASIC plan, you need to upgrade to a professional plan to display more than 100 responses.
  • After you collect 100 responses, Instant Results may take up to 15 minutes to refresh and include new responses.
  • Edits you make to your survey design or collector options may take up to 15 minutes to display on the Instant Results page.
  • The chart types and display options used for Instant Results are automatically generated based on the chart type and display options set in the Analyze Results section of your survey at the time you turned on Instant Results.
  • All variables included in any A/B tests you used may display on Instant Results.
TIP! To share more than 15 questions, customize charts, share open-ended responses, choose the questions you share, and more, you can create a shared data page to share your survey results.
Instant Results allows you to show your respondents a real-time summary of survey results when they complete your survey. You can turn on Instant Results from your collector options. Instant Results does not show a respondent their individual survey response.