Ever wanted to share the results of your survey with your respondents? With our newest feature, Instant Results, you can do exactly that.
Once enabled, Instant Results adds a page to the end of your survey that contains a summarized view of answers. As soon as a respondent completes your survey, we’ll show them this page so that they can browse through results and see how others responded.
Setting up Instant Results is simple: add a collector to your survey (it works for every kind of collector), and then click on “Change Settings.” Under “Display Survey Results?” select “Yes,” and you’re ready to go.
Instant Results is great for surveys where the results are applicable to the community answering the questions; like an office survey to pick a theme for the annual company party, or a parent survey to select field trips for the coming school year. It’s also great for blogs and websites that want to engage readers and visitors by asking them to share their opinions on popular topics. Check out Instant Results in action here in our NCAA Sweet 16 survey:
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To add a survey to your site with Instant Results, just like the one above, you need to: add a Website Collector to your survey. Select “Embed” for the type of collector, and then follow the instructions above to enable Instant Results. Once you add the embed survey code to your site, visitors will be able to take the survey, and immediately see a results summary, just like in the survey above.
To make sure that we don’t reveal too much information, Instant Results will always show a summary of answers, and never what any one individual selected. We also hide the results of all question types that are open-ended in nature, such as the Essay, Text, and Numerical Boxes, and limit displaying results to no more than 15 questions so as not to overwhelm respondents. To ensure that we can deliver results to even the highest traffic websites, Instant Results may at times delay tallying up new answers by a few minutes. If you are interested in additional details on how the feature works, head over to our help center and read the Instant Results FAQ.
Instant Results isn’t for all surveys, but in cases where viewing results is beneficial to your respondents, it’s a great way to inform, engage, and delight them. Have a good use for Instant Results? Please share it with us in the comments below.