After you create your survey and name it, you can start setting up your questions. Editing existing questions is easy—just click on a question to edit.

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When you add a new question to your survey, all the editing options appear so you can set it up the way you want.

To create your own question from scratch:

  1. In the Design Survey tab, go to the Build section of the sidebar.
  2. Find the question type you'd like to add to your survey. Hover over any question type to see an example and learn more.
  3. Add the question to your survey—either drag and drop it into your survey, or hover over it and click ADD to place it at the end of your survey.
  4. Type your question text and answer choices, and review the available options and settings.
  5. Click Save.

If you’ve already written your questions outside of SurveyMonkey, or you want expert help to make sure you’re asking the right thing, there are a few more ways to add questions to your survey.

You can use the Question Bank to choose from hundreds of pre-written questions designed by our survey experts. Some Question Bank questions have benchmarks, so you can compare your results to industry averages.

If you've already written some of your survey questions outside of SurveyMonkey, save time by copying and pasting the questions and answers in bulk.

AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: This feature is only available when you're using SurveyMonkey in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, or Dutch.

If you're not sure which question type to use, we can help. We can analyze your question text as you type it, and recommend a question type to use.

To use question type prediction:

  1. Click +New Question on the Design Survey page.
  2. Type your question text and we'll automatically suggest a question type and update the display below. Use the dropdown menu to manually update the question type, if needed.
  3. Type your answer choices and review the available options and settings.
  4. Click Save.

Each question has additional settings you can configure under the Edit, Options, Logic, and Copy tabs.

  • Edit
  • Options
  • Logic
  • Copy

TIP! To learn more about the specific options and settings available for each question type, find the article on your question type here.

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When you edit a question, you can change the question type using the dropdown menu to the right of the question text.

If a question has Question Skip Logic applied to it, or has already collected responses, you can't change the question type. Also, you can only hide certain answer options associated with that question.

You can't switch to or from the following question types:


You can add, delete, or hide answer choices, row choices, and column choices using the buttons to the right of those fields:

Add a new answer choice, row choice, or column choice.
Delete the corresponding answer choice, row choice, or column choice. This option is only available if the question hasn't collected responses.
🚫Hide the corresponding answer choice, row choice, or column choice so it won't show to future respondents. This option is only available if the question has collected responses.

TIP! If you have a large number of answer choices, click + Bulk Answers to copy and paste all answers in Bulk.