Tons of Survey Question Types

Hundreds of Question Types, Formats, and Styles

Ask just about any question just about any way that you want using our huge variety of question types and formatting tools. You can even use our API to create totally custom question types to get exactly the data you’re after.

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Varied Question Types

SurveyGizmo has dozens of distinct question types and each question type can be modified dozens of ways. Plus, each question is mobile optimized to help you collect the best data regardless of device.

Amazing Validation

SurveyGizmo has the most flexible validation system of any survey tool. Make questions required, provide parameters to each individual question's response, build math, formulas, or complicated rules (if you need to).

Invent Your Own

Doing highly custom research? Need to build a custom question type? Something uniquely interactive? No problem! Use our Custom Question API to build new question types directly from your imagination and business requirements.

Hundreds of question styles, formats and types
Basic Question Types (use customizations to create more)

Good questions make good data. These question types come standard with all SurveyGizmo plans and can be endlessly customized to collect exactly the insights you need.

Textbox (Short Answer)
For brief responses of just a few words at a time
Essay (Long Text)
Used for longer text responses of a few sentences or more
Radio Buttons (Multiple Choice)
Set of options of which one or more than one answer can be chosen
Allow your respondents to select multiple answers from a list
Dropdown Menu
Single select questions with answer options in a pre-populated list
Rating (Likert Scale)
The most widely used approach to collecting responses based on a scale
Provide steps or descriptions to your survey as needed
Multi-Select Dropdown Menu
Select multiple answer options from a dropdown list
Textbox List
A list of short answer, open text fields with labels for each row
Textbox Grid
A grid of short answer, open text fields with labels for each row and column
Dropdown Menu List
A dropdown menu of possible response selections
Net Promoter Score
A customizable question type just for measuring customer sentiments
Radio Button Grid
A single select grid of radio button response options
Checkbox Grid
A grid of checkbox response options
Dropdown Menu Grid
A grid of dropdown menu response options
Drag & Drop Ranking
Allow respondents to drag and drop response options in order
Ranking Grid (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc)
Drag and drop response options in the order of rank in grid form
Continuous Sum
Enter numeric values for a list of items that will automatically calculate the sum
Star Rating Grid
Use stars instead of numbers in your rating systems
Contact Form
A custom question type used as an easy way to collect contact information
Poll Charts
Show your respondents how other people answered the survey
Images and Videos
Upload images or videos to your survey
Video Embed
Add video that respondents can play and provide feedback
Audio Embed
Add audio to learn how respondents react to hearing the piece
Image Choice
Respondents click images as answer options
Custom Group
Group questions together and control their layout
Custom Table
Arrange different question types into a single format
File Upload
Allow respondents to upload files in the type of your choice
Safeguard against bots spamming your survey
HTML5: Input Type for Textbox
Use HTML5 input types to validate Textbox questions
Social Media Sharing
Get more responses by promoting your survey on social media
Quick Card Sort
Respondents drag and drop answers into groups
Closed Card Sort
Create “buckets” or Groups that respondents drag-n-drop in answers
Open Card Sort
Allow respondents to create categories or Groups to sort given answer
Advanced Question Features

Level up your surveys and data collection sophistication with advanced question types. These questions include their own unique advanced reports with custom charts and graphs to display in-depth insights.

Slider Values
Allows respondents to drag a slider on a select value range
Cascading Dropdown Menu
Drill down through hierarchical data by using one dropdown menu as a filter into the next
Semantic Differential
A rating scale designed to identify the connotative meaning of objects, words, and concepts
Max Differential (Max Diff)
Used to indicate the best and worst attributes
Conjoint Analysis
Determine what attributes matter most to potential customers
Custom Questions Builder
Create your own question types like video questions, advanced sliders and eye tracking
Some Of Our Question Customization Features

Expand the usefulness of SurveyGizmo's standard library of questions by making them your own. Question customizations help you build the exact survey you want to collect the exact data you need.

Make Questions Required
Require that respondents answer questions before moving on
Add/Edit Options in Bulk
Add/edit more than one option at once
"Other" Textbox
Give respondents the option to write in their own answer
Create Max Word Size
Set a limit for acceptible characters for text response
Change Textbox or Table Properties
Define the length, height, and width of a textbox or table
Separate Answer Titles and Reporting Values
Create shorter reporting values for internal reference and clearer reporting
Orientation of Labels and Options
Change your question's orientation to vertical, horizontal, or Likert scale
Dynamic Question Numbering
Numbers automatically show up next to each question
Suggest potential answers as a respondent types.
Template Hook Name
Use CSS to control the way your survey looks on a question-by-question basis
Automatically format answers as currency, percentage, or a whole number
Format Text
Adjust the size of text or make it bold, underlined, or italicized; add hyperlinks and images
Remove Question Numbering
Remove numbers next to questions
Open Text Analysis
Quantify and transform open text responses into actionable data

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File Uploading Options

Go beyond multiple choice and short answer questions by inviting respondents to include their own files, whether it's images for a brand awareness study or resumes in a job application form. SurveyGizmo makes it easy.

Allow File Types
Define the types of files users can upload to your survey
Set Maximum Upload Size
Choose the maximum file size that survey takers can upload
Export Survey Questions to Word
Easily transport your questions into Microsoft Word