Skip Logic

With a SELECT, GOLD, or PLATINUM plan, you can use Skip Logic to direct respondents through different paths in a survey. There are two types of Skip Logic:

  • Question Skip Logic: Applied directly to a question. Enables you to automatically send respondents to a future question or page in the survey based on the answer choice they select. Learn more »
  • Page Skip Logic: Applied to a page. Enables you to send all respondents that reach that page to a page later in the survey. Page Skip Logic doesn't require a specific answer—respondents go the designated page no matter what answer they select. Learn more »

Skip Logic requires a bit of planning. We recommend you start by mapping out your logic on paper to figure out how many pages you're going to need. Then log in to SurveyMonkey and create the pages and questions. Lastly, add your Skip Logic.

Skip Logic is commonly used for:

  • Disqualification: Use a Multiple Choice question to disqualify respondents who don't meet certain criteria.
  • Consent Forms: Include consent information on the first page of the survey, and add a Multiple Choice question asking respondents if they consent to the terms. If they say no, you can send them out of the survey.
  • Multilingual Surveys: Create survey pages in multiple languages, then add a question to the first page of the survey asking the respondents to choose their preferred language.
Example

Let's say you want to send a survey to two different groups: Group A lives in one city and Group B lives in another.

In this case, we want to create 5 pages. Set them up in the following way:

  • Page 1: Include an introduction to explain the goal of the survey.
  • Page 2: Add a Multiple Choice question asking respondents to select the group they belong to: Group A or Group B. Then apply Question Skip Logic to each answer choice: send Group A to Page 3 and Group B to Page 4.
  • Page 3: Add questions you want to ask only to Group A. Then apply Page Skip Logic to send respondents to Page 5 when they click the Next button.
  • Page 4: Add questions you want to ask only to Group B. Then apply Page Skip Logic to send respondents to Page 5 when they click the Next button.
  • Page 5: Ask any questions you want to ask both groups. Then set up a Survey Completion option in your Collector—this is the page respondents will see when they click Done on Page 5.
Troubleshooting

Skip Logic allows you to direct respondents through different paths in a survey based on the page they're on or their answer choice. Commonly used for consent forms, disqualification, or multilingual surveys.