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Viewing Individual Responses

To view individual survey responses:

  1. Go to the Analyze Results section of your survey.
  2. Click the Individual Responses tab toward the top of the page.
  3. Use the left and right arrows to browse responses. See additional actions and keyboard shortcuts at the end of this page.

Respondent Metadata

At the top of each individual response, you'll see the following respondent metadata:

Metadata
Description
CompletenessThe response status: Complete, Partial, Disqualified, or Over Quota.
CollectorThe collector nickname and type.
Start Date & Time*The time the respondent accessed the survey by clicking the survey link.
Last ModifiedThe time the respondent clicked Next or Done, or the respondent's most recent activity if you allow Response Editing.
Time SpentThe difference between the Started and Last Modified times.
IP AddressRecorded if Anonymous Responses is turned off.
Email AddressRecorded if you sent your survey via Email Invitation and have Anonymous Responses turned off.
First & Last NameRecorded if you sent your survey via Email Invitation, included this custom data, and have Anonymous Responses turned off.
Custom Data 1Recorded if you sent your survey via Email Invitation, included this custom data, and have Anonymous Responses turned "off, include all respondent information" or "on, only exclude personal information".

* When browsing responses or exporting survey data on SurveyMonkey, the date and time is determined by the time zone of the computer or device you're using unless you're using the XLS export format. XLS exports always display with a UTC timestamp.

Filtering by Respondent Metadata

You can filter your survey results by respondent metadata. When creating the filter, you can use different symbols in the search field to help you find the responses you're looking for.

Search symbols

 

Search SymbolUseSearch ExampleSearch Result Example
No symbolFind responses including this phraseap
  • Apple
  • Snap
  • Napping
^Find responses beginning with this phrase^I love
  • I love basketball!
  • I love that the product was easy to use.
$Find responses ending with this phrase@surveymonkey.com$
  • JennyDoe@surveymonkey.com
  • My email address is Johnny.Doe@surveymonkey.com
.*Find responses that included the phrase mentioned with a wildcard in the middleJ.*@surveymonkey.com
  • JennyDoe@surveymonkey.com
  • My email address is Johnny.Doe@surveymonkey.com
\Find responses that include these special characters: ^ $ or *\$
  • $100
  • I paid $100
  • It cost a lot of $

 

Additional Actions & Keyboard Shortcuts

When browsing individual responses, you may find some of the following actions and shortcuts handy.

  • To skip directly to a specific respondent, click the Respondent # drop-down menu and enter the number.
  • Use the All Pages drop-down menu to show All Pages or only one page at a time.
  • EditDelete, or Export an individual response in the upper-right corner of the grey box with the respondent metadata.
  • Hit j on your keyboard to view the previous respondent.
  • Hit k on your keyboard to view the next respondent.
To view how a particular respondent answered your survey, click the Individual Responses tab in your survey results. At the top of each response, you'll see some respondent metadata, which is outlined in this article.

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