Adding and Editing Questions

After you create your survey and name it, you can start adding questions to your survey. To edit existing questions, just click on a question to make changes.

An animated GIF showing how to drag & drop to add a question

To add a question to your survey:

  1. In the Design Survey section, go to Build in the sidebar.
  2. Find the question type you want 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 the question 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.
  5. Click Save.

Tip! You can add more questions by clicking +New question at the bottom of your survey page. You have the option to change the question type using the dropdown.

If you’ve already written your questions outside of SurveyMonkey, or you want to use questions designed by survey experts, check out these other 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 question editor. You can use the dropdown menu to manually update the question type, if needed.
  3. Type your answer choices and review the available options.
  4. Click Save.

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

  • Edit
  • Options
  • Logic
  • Copy

TIP! To learn more about the specific options available for each question type, go to the article on your question type.

An animated GIF showing you how to change question type

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, hide, or delete 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.