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How to Create a Survey

SurveyMonkey makes it easy to create a survey from scratch or from a template. Follow the steps below to get started.

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1. Create Survey

To create a new survey, click Create Survey from the header menu in your account and choose from the options.

  • Start from scratch
  • Copy a past survey
  • Start from a template
  • Build it for me

2. Edit Permissions

If your Team Sharing settings allow, you may see a checkbox to share the survey with your team. Or share with your team later on when you're ready to work with others on the design, sending it out, or reviewing results.

3. Add Questions and Pages

When you're working on your survey, use the sidebar to add your own questions or choose pre-written questions from our Question Bank. You can apply question settings to further customize them.

If you have a long survey, break it up into multiple pages. Pages help you organize your survey into sections, which makes it easier for people to take. Plus, every time they go to the next page, their previous responses are saved.

If you're using a template, review the survey to customize questions and answer choices so it's relevant to your survey goals. For example, you can add the specific product or company name you're looking for feedback on. You may also want to add new questions or delete questions that aren't useful to you.

4. Apply Logic

After your survey questions and pages are set up, it's a good time to apply logic to the survey. Logic can help you get better data by creating a more personalized survey experience for survey takers.

For example, you can use question skip logic to control which questions survey takers will see next based on their answers to previous questions. Or, you can use question randomization to reduce potential bias in the order questions are presented.

5. Customize Design

After your questions and logic are in place, you can focus on fine-tuning the look and feel of your survey with our design and display options. For example, show or hide elements on the survey page, add a logo, or create a custom theme.

6. Send Survey

Always preview your survey before sending it to survey takers so you can catch any mistakes or logic issues. Once you're ready to send it out, create a collector to get responses.