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New! Introducing Question History

New! Introducing Question History

In July of 2011 we released Question Bank, and since then, thousands of surveys each week include our certified questions.  Since we launched, one thing we’ve wanted to do is make it easier for our customers to discover certified questions as they’re writing their survey.  To help with that, we recently launched suggested questions right in the question editor.

You can see the new “Suggest Questions” checkbox in the question editor.  When you have it selected, we will show you any questions we think might be helpful from Question Bank.  And, it also lists any questions you’ve used before that match the question you’re writing!  That’s right, we’ll help you easily see questions you’ve written and used in the past, so you don’t have to search through old surveys to use those questions again.

Doug Morgan, a SurveyMonkey engineer who helped develop the feature, will be writing a post tomorrow about how the matching works.

We also made a small, but significant change to the question editor.  We have swapped the order of the fields for creating questions.  Previously, you selected your question type first, and then wrote your question.  We have since changed this so that you think about your question content first, then decide what type of question best suits what you’re asking. This also means if we have something that matches from Question Bank, or your history of questions, you can skip the question-type step entirely.

You can always browse all the Question Bank questions in the normal spot to the left of the survey editor, and we are continuing to add new content as often as possible.

If you’ve had the chance to try our suggested questions feature, please take our survey here and tell us what you think.

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68 thoughts on “New! Introducing Question History

  1. swapna says:

    Its good

    1. Tayla says:

      Really Good Idea

      1. Hanna J says:

        Thanks Tayla!

  2. tpthuhuong says:

    Automatically see certified questions written by our super methodology team
    See questions you’ve written for past surveys (no more cutting and pasting!)
    Get your surveys done even faster

  3. Ann Robbie says:

    I would like some help creating a survey for a large senior walking group that meet on regular weekly basis and travel to destinations and then complete a walk of anything from 1.5-14km.
    Do you have any suggestions please?

    1. Hanna J says:

      Ann – If we were creating a survey like that, we’d ask where people wanted to travel, what level hikes they’d like to go on, and for feedback about their experience in the group thus far. We also offer Question Bank for more help guiding your question creating process. You can read more about Question Bank at: Does that help? Thanks, and have a great week!

  4. Adarsh mishra says:

    I am doing my PHD in Management in india. I will be stay in Canada For years time do research in Canada. The subject of my PHD is “A Study of Globalization and Global recession on Investment and Employment: A case study of Canada”.
    Can you suggest me the question and Hypothesis for taking the Survey.
    Please suggest.
    Adarsh Mishra

    1. Hanna J says:


      We don’t know which questions you should use for your PhD research, but our team of methodology experts have created and certified question bank to help you with your question needs. You can read more about it here:


  5. Quite a commendable effort.

    1. Hanna J says:

      Thanks Peter!

  6. Am intersted and what to know more about you people.

    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Ebele – We’ve been helping you make surveys since 1999 when our founder, Ryan, started creating the code in his apartment. Today we’re the biggest online survey tool, thanks to you and others like you. Thanks for asking! Is there anything else we can tell you?

  7. thanks you good belss you

    1. Hanna J says:

      Doctor – Thanks to you for reading and commenting on our blog! We hope you have a great week.

  8. Maurice O.Omollo says:

    This is wonderful and wish you all the best as we look forward to receiving the most efficient customer service delivery.

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      Old persons,Like it could help person uplift t their Buisnesses,Iam saying thank for it , In Feature I will ask it helpIn a personla matter, thanks for itm
      I am Orrick d, folkes,,,,,

    2. Bennett P says:

      Wahidzaman – Hi there. SurveyMonkey doesn’t pay people to take surveys, so you can’t earn money. But you can gain some valuable insights!

  10. What I really mean is , Some time a person would like to get into some buisness but may want to find out which of two or maybe three Options
    may be given to him or her but would like to hear some other person side of how it could be done ,other maybe than the options that was give, so i am Saying Thanks to all who came up with this Idea of the Suevey Monkey working , thank you All.
    Orrick d, Folkes

    1. Bennett P says:

      Orrick –

      Thanks so much for the support!

  11. Mike Bryant says:

    Congratulations…a certain value-added benefit of ‘expertise’ within the industry….and we don’t pay extra for it…it is included in the package/s

    Some people write shakespearean sonets & other s [like me] stumble through trying to find th eright words to get the right answer [something we do action or resolve to reflect upon] to improve….Best Regards…Mike

  12. Keri Ann Corcione says:

    Thanks Keri Ann

  13. Thillairajan says:

    is too good


  15. Dave P says:

    Survey Monkey has already proven to be a valuable aid to myself in Safety and other departments as a way of reaching all of our 4,500 employees quickly and efficiently. Just when we thought it was as good as it gets the gurus manage to find a way to improve it even more! Thank you.

    1. Hanna J says:

      Thanks Dave! Your feedback made our day :) We hope you have a great week!

  16. Muhesi Emma says:

    Am Pastor from Uganda Kasese district.I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ amen.thanks for the work of the king Dom you are doing.It is more good to take survey question.

    Stay Bless t.

    Pastor Muhesi Emma.

    1. Hanna J says:

      Pastor Muhesi – Thanks for your comment! We’re glad you enjoy our surveys. Have a great weekend.

  17. samah ahmed says:

    i cant enter the survey due to computer proplem

    1. Hanna J says:

      Samah – Uh oh! If you email, we’ll make sure we get your issues sorted out. Thanks.

  18. longhui.Peng says:

    this is really a good idea,i hope you will make a difference

  19. Lydia says:

    Hi, i would very much appreciate your help in assisting with either creating or locating a survey questionnaire to evaluate teaching program. This survey would be intended for teachers. Some of the indicators to guide the survey include; program content, program goals and objectives, sustainability if the of the program, relevancy to its intended clientele. Self evaluation for these teachers is an area of interest and focuses on; teachers qualifications, teaching experience [mastery of subject content, skills and attitudes], motivation to teach, classroom management, the use of modern teaching and learning pedagogies.

    Thank You

    1. Bennett P says:

      Lydia –

      We have a very lengthy library of education templates. Here’s how to access them:

      The templates include:
      Bullying Survey
      University Instructor Evaluation Template
      University Teaching Assistant Evaluation Template
      University Student Graduation Template
      High School Sports – Student Feedback Template
      K-12 Parent Feedback Template
      University Faculty Satisfaction Template
      K-12 Teacher Feedback Template
      University Student Satisfaction Template

      We also have pre-loaded the most popular education questions into our Question Bank. When you go to create your survey, just click on “Question Bank” on the LEFT and you’ll see the EDUCATION category. Browse there to see if you can find questions that you can use, or customize for your survey.

      Hope this helps. Thanks for your question and for visiting the blog.

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    1. Hanna J says:

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    1. Hanna J says:

      Hi Raj – We think you’re one of the best too. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

  23. Christine says:

    I have created and published a survey, however I now need to make changes to the text. Will I lose the data that has already been saved if I make the changes ?


    1. Hanna J says:

      Nope, go ahead and edit away. Thanks for your question, Christine! Happy survey-making.

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