What question types are available in SurveyMR?

SurveyMR supports text, date, time, multiple choice, percentage, number range, ranking questions and more.

The available question types in the SurveyMR tool are:

  • Text
  • Date
  • Time
  • Single/multiple choice
  • Percentage
  • Number range
  • Grid
  • Scale
  • Ranking
  • Semantic differential
Within some of these question types you can also incorporate drag and drop functionality. 


This is a free text/verbatim question. You can select whether an answer is required to this question or not, there is not a limit on the number of characters that respondents can submit in a text question:

Text Question


This is a date question. You can set a specific date range in which respondents must answer and can pick from calendar (the default option) or drop down:

Date Question


 This is a time question. You can set a specific time range in which respondents must answer or leave it for them to submit from any time of day:

Time Question

Single/multiple choice question

This type of question requires respondents to select one or more answers from a list. You can control the number of answers allowed; you can use up to 255 characters (including spaces) in your answer choices. If the maximum number of answers is set to 1 (i.e. a single choice question), the list will show with radio buttons:

Single Choice Question

If the maximum number of answers is set to more than 1 (i.e. a multiple choice question), the list shows as square tick boxes:

Multiple Choice Question

You can show images rather than text in your answer options for multiple/single choice questions; they can be jpg, gif or png format (you can choose to show answer choice images horizontally or vertically on the page, and with or without the text for your answer options when using images):

Image Question

You also have the option to add ‘custom answers’ on multiple/single choice questions; this allows you to have the text box for ‘Other (please specify)’ showing on the same page.

Single/multiple choice questions can be set as drag and drop questions. 


A percentage question lets you ask a respondent for a percentage answer. Respondents answers must be a whole number between 0 and 100. A % sign is shown automatically after the text box but respondents can also add this symbol to their answer text. You can specify one sub-question or several sub-questions for the percentage question. By using ‘Require answers’ you can force respondents to answer the question:

Percent Question

Number range

A number range question lets you ask a respondent for a numeric answer. You need to specify a minimum and maximum for your answer range, by using ‘Require answers’ you can force respondents to answer the question and by preventing duplicate answers, number range questions can also be used as ranking questions:

Number Range Question


Allows you to display responses in a grid for respondents to select one or more answer per sub-question, by default, grid questions are single choice but it is easy to change them to multiple response – just tick the ‘multiple answers’ box; optionally, you can change the width of the answer grid columns:

Grid Question

Grid questions can also be set as drag and drop questions. 


Scale questions allow you to ask respondents to rate an item or items on a numeric scale of your choice, you can show scale questions as grids, sliders or stars by selecting ‘grid’, ‘slider’ or ‘stars’ on the edit question page:

Scale Question 1

Scale Question 2

Scale Question 3


Using ranking questions, you can ask your respondents to place items in order of preference, importance etc. They do this by dragging the relevant answer option to the ‘drop zone’. You can use images or just have respondents drag and drop your answer choice labels. Images or answer options can also be displayed horizontally or vertically:

Ranking Question

Semantic differential

Semantic differential questions allows you to set a scale or grid type question which has two points which you give to different, usually opposing labels. You can have more than one sub-question in these questions to see how people react for each:

Semantic Differential Question