How to Create a Survey in Survey Monkey

by ContributorUpdated January 09, 2018

Survey Monkey is an online survey site that allows you to create and tabulate your own online surveys. The information gained from a well-designed survey is invaluable to any business, large or small. With Survey Monkey,you'll have a variety of survey formats to choose from and the ability to tailor them to your needs.

Log in to your Survey Monkey account or create one. Click "Create Survey" and create a new survey from scratch, copy an existing survey from your account, or use a template -- an option that's not available if you have a free account. Enter a title for you new survey and click "Create Survey" to continue.
You'll see the following tabs at the top right of the window: "Design Survey", "Collect Responses", "Analyze Results".

Design your survey. Click on "Edit Survey" to change the appearance of the survey and/or start typing in your questions. "Survey Options" has to do with things like progress bars, navigation buttons, and required question highlights. "Print Survey" is not available to the basic -- free -- account holder. "Restore Questions" is the magic "Get Out of Jail Free" button. Click on it and you can bring back any questions deleted during the last 14 days!

There are three ways you can gather the data from your survey. You can: Have Survey Monkey create a link to send the results to your email or a place on your website. This is the simplest way to get going. Upload your emails address book and Survey Monkey will send survey invitations out for you. Let Survey Monkey generate code you can use to create a pop up window on your website.


  • If you haven't already opened a Survey Monkey account, go to the related article at the bottom of this How To.

Items you will need

  • Survey Monkey account

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