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Introducing Question Bank

Introducing Question Bank

At SurveyMonkey, we’re constantly talking to our customers–trying to better understand how you create surveys, what could be improved, and how we can help. One thing we frequently hear is that as a survey creator, you want confidence that the questions you’re asking are the right ones. How should you word them? What answer options are the best ones for your question? How can you eliminate bias in responses?

We’re excited to announce a new feature that aims to make survey creation much easier, much faster, and give you confidence in the questions and answers you use: SurveyMonkey Question Bank. Question Bank is basically exactly what it sounds like–a bank, or library, of thousands of questions (that we’ll keep adding to) that allows you to find and add commonly asked questions by category. Every question and response set has been written in a methodologically sound way to reduce bias and give you the most accurate answers.

Using Question Bank is Easy

When you create a survey, you’ll be asked what type of survey you’re creating. This isn’t mandatory, but will help us show you the most relevant questions in that category.

SurveyMonkey Select Category

Once you’re in the survey editor, you will see Question Bank on the left.

SurveyMonkey Question Bank

Browse or Search for Questions

When you select Question Bank you’ll see questions that match the category of your survey.  If your survey doesn’t have a category, feel free to browse around the other categories or to search for questions. (Question Bank search tip: Search by keyword or concept to get the best results.)

For each question, you’ll also see the variables that you can select or edit, to customize the question for your needs. Each question and response set in Question Bank has been very carefully vetted by our team of survey methodologists.

SurveyMonkey Question Bank Customization

We’ve also updated all of our survey templates to use questions from Question Bank, to give you another way to quickly and confidently get started with your next survey.

To learn more about the process of how we developed these questions and answers, check out this post from our methodology team on how Question Bank was built.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think in the Comments section below!

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58 thoughts on “Introducing Question Bank

  1. Pastor Nathan Teye Odonkor says:

    Surveymonkey, a very helping site for research

    1. vikas says:

      don’t know….using first time.

      1. Hanna J says:

        Hi Vikas, Getting started with your first survey? Check out this video to help get you going: We’re always here to help you with your survey needs, so feel free to reach out if you have any more questions. Thanks!

  2. Michael Karanja says:

    Thank you so much or the question bank. It makes life easier.

  3. Eric Suesz says:

    This is an excellent, excellent idea. Well done.


  4. ken, chen says:

    It is a very good idea for you to create this function for it do save a lot of time for designing questionnaire
    but if you could offer other languages version(like Chinese or Japanese)
    It woud be more better.
    If you need some one to help about this, I would be very glad to do this.

  5. How much does it cost?

    1. Anne R says:

      Hi Marsha–Question Bank is free. It’s included in all of our plans, including our free one. Let us know if you have any feedback!

    2. RACHELLE says:

      how much does this cost and getting people to answer, how much will that cost?

  6. tim volk says:

    Good feature

  7. Pam Jaben says:

    Is the question bank included in our subscription to Survey Monkey or does it require an upgrade?

    1. Anne R says:

      Hi Pam–Question Bank is available for all customers on any plan (including our free one!). Would love to hear your feedback once you try it out.

  8. Glynis Jolly says:

    Thank you! I’m new at doing surveys and trying to get the questions worded right has been my main problem. This will help tremendously.

  9. UTTAM ROY says:

    nice to recive this type of question ,which are easy to use

  10. Nasser Munyagwa says:

    It is so awesome

  11. bobby spruill says:

    i think the revisions are a good idea.

  12. Indra Roy says:

    Hello Madam / Sir:

    We are a stealth-mode startup and want to do a survey of a netflix-like product where the goal is fine-tune pricing and messaging.
    Wondering if your question bank might have questions of this type. If not, can you pls refer to me a website where I might find similar sample surveys or questions.

    Indra Roy

  13. Molly K says:

    are there plans to let users create their own question banks? or can you do this now already

  14. Tim CH says:

    You can’t do it yet, but it’s certainly a feature we’d like to add at some point. Stay tuned.

    1. Sharon Woolley says:

      Tim – is this a feature that is likely to be added soon? We would like to create our own bank of questions and store this within our SM account for future reference. Not possible at the moment?

      1. Tim CH says:

        I can’t provide a timeline unfortunately, but we still think it’d be a great feature. We now have question history, so that as you’re typing a question, and have auto-suggest enabled, we will allow you to select past questions that are similar and have it copy that previous question into your survey.

  15. Jan S says:

    I imagine that the Question Bank is language dependent. Is there any plan to develop in non English languages ?

  16. Tim CH says:

    That’s correct Jan, and yes, we are planning on rolling Question Bank in other languages.

  17. Donna says:

    I am new to survey monkey. What are the steps involved to set up a survey using this method and how do I go about settting up my own questions?
    This is really agreat service. It is quick and convenient.

  18. Carol Etienne says:

    Not sure how to finish my survey and include the Thank you message

    1. MychalH says:

      Hi Carol – You have two options for creating a Thank You page. check out this FAQ on your different options and how to create them: If you need further help, please send an email to and we will respond within the hour.

  19. rohit says:

    i think you make the sports , political ouestins

  20. dagmawi says:

    i really find it hellp full

    1. Hanna J says:

      Thanks Dagmawi! We’re happy to help :)

  21. ajay says:

    what is this i dont no please inform me about this

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Ajay – Question bank is a resource or library of thousands of questions (that we’ll keep adding to) that allows you to find and add commonly asked questions by category. Every question and response set has been written in a methodologically sound way to reduce bias and give you the most accurate answers. Read more here:

  22. G.Jothi says:

    I am new to survey monkey. What are the steps involved to set up a survey using this method and how do I go about settting up my own questions?

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi G – Welcome to SurveyMonkey! We have a help center article to get you started using help center. You can check it out here:

  23. Hi,I am new in online surveys.Want to participate ansawiring .

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Shoumandra – Sign up for SurveyMonkey Contribute, and you can share your opinion by answering surveys, and raise money for charity, all at the same time. Learn more here: Thanks!

  24. Please send me affiliate website link , banners with my special code. I have already completed and submit at least 5completed surveys , but didn’t get any confirmation about this, please explain it.

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Mukesh – Are you referring to surveys you took as a part of our Contribute panel, or another survey? Either way, send us an email at support@surveymonkey with a few more details than you posted here, and we’ll take care of you. Thanks!

  25. Li Na says:

    Surveymonkey, a very helping site for research

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Helen, Thank you for your comment. You made our day. Thanks!

  26. Vicky Patrick says:

    I am new at SurveyMonkey but I don’t know how to send it out.Could you please send me the steps to send my survey?

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Vicky – Check out this Get Started video on our blog for some simple instruction on making and sending out your first survey. If you need more help, just reach out on our blog or send an email directly to Thanks!

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  28. how i am practice on your site.what is good facilities for service this survey monkey

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Sakhawat – Check out this video to get started making your first survey: Then let us know if you have any more questions. We’re looking forward to creating surveys with you! Thanks.

  29. ashenafi says:

    how i get researches on beliefs and practices of teachers and students on teaching and learning?

    1. Bennett P says:

      Hello –

      We have lots of templates that you could send out to get insights from both students, parents and teachers. Check them out here:

      Good luck!

      PS – If you need teachers and students to respond to your survey, you can use SurveyMonkey Audience to find teachers and students to survey. More info here:

  30. bulbs says:

    I every time used to study piece of writing in news
    papers but now as I am a user of internet so from now I am using net for articles, thanks to web.

  31. AMINU M BELLO says:


  32. barkah says:

    thank you,,,,, make easier to survey

    1. Sheila G says:

      Thanks Suzana! Have you given Question Bank a try?

  33. Muzafar Iqbal says:

    Good Feature

    1. Sheila G says:

      Thanks Muzafar! Give it a try and tell us what you think!

  34. kavita kannan says:

    good feature for good knowledge.

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