Radio Button (Single-Select)
The simple single-select Radio Button is perfect when you have a short list of answers – perhaps 7 or fewer. Participants can view all answers at once, and you may display options in columns, too. This question is great when you’re mainly looking for frequency – that is, how many times each answer option is chosen. Want something similar? Check out the Horizontal Radio Button in Advanced Question Types.
To add a Radio Button question to your survey, drag and drop the question type from the panel on the left to the correct spot on the right.
If it’s possible that participants might want to select an answer that’s not displayed, you may choose to add an ‘Other’ response and even edit the name of this field. Participants who select ‘Other’ will be shown a text field, which can be modified to your preferred width.
Within this question type, the following options are available:
- Mandatory Response: Require participants to respond to a critical question.
- Encouraged Response: Nudge participants who skip a question to reconsider by displaying a customized request message.
- Question Hint: Add extra information that can help provide clarification for participants.
- Rearrange Answers: Drag and drop answer options into your preferred order.
- Answer Columns: Choose to display answer options in columns.
- Data Population: Pre-fill the response during distribution or post-fill after participation.
- Add Media: Add an accompanying image, video, or audio file
If your question includes more than 8 answer options, consider using a Drop Down to save space.