SurveyMonkey offers a variety of ways to create a great 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 and paste from a doc
  • Start from a template
  • Build with AI
  • Copy a past survey
  • Use proven research methods
  • Build a target audience

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.

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 respondents.

For example, you can use question skip logic to control which questions respondents 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.

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.

If you want to work with others on your survey’s design, sending it out, or reviewing results you can share the survey. Or, if you’re looking for some feedback on your survey design, invite others to give feedback

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