Don’t show question numbers in online surveys

It's fairly common to see online surveys with numbers in front of the question text (an example is shown below):

question numbersQuestion numbers shouldn't be shown to respondents. They are irrelevant to them and an added complication. If respondents are routed round questions then question numbers can be missed out and respondents can see themselves going from, for example, Q7 to Q12. This might cause them to think something is wrong with the questionnaire and give them a reason to abandon the survey or give less attention to it.


Removing question numbers in SurveyMonkey

In SurveyMonkey you can make sure question numbers aren’t shown to respondents by following the steps below:

1. Once you have logged into SurveyMonkey click on to Survey Options on the menu on the left hand side.

2. You should then see the “Survey Design Options” screen below:

surveymonkey no question numbers

3.Make sure the “Use Question Numbering” box is not ticked and then click on "Save Changes" at the top right of the screen.

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