I want to create a survey to gather information on a medium-sized population (a hundred of people). I have many questions to ask them.

I am looking for an online tool to achieve this task. I have seen websites such as SurveyMonkey but their pricing is much too high for me.

What are the inexpensive and best online tools for creating surveys?

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    – Izzy
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 10:41
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    What's your budget, what are you willing to pay for such a service/program? And is it just this one survey you want to conduct, or will you be conducting more surveys in the future? (if yes, will it be for the same audience?)
    – nidunc
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 12:45
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    I might conduct several surveys, for the same audience, but not more than 3. I don't really have a budget. I have been advised to use google form and typeform.com.
    – Colas
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 12:47

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Google Forms


It is the best tool what you are looking for Some awesome features of Google Forms:

  • Unlimited surveys

  • Add your own custom logo

  • 100% free!

  • Imbed survey into emails or website.

    Google Forms is the only free online survey tool that provides free skip logic, which is pretty awesome. This will probably be the first pick for most.

Below given link will show you the best 7 tools regarding survey task. Survey monkey is also there, but you can skip this as it is not your requirement. These tools providing some features in their free-demo version, you can check this easily but some software’s are paid also.


  • Nice answer! Note there still is Adobe Forms Central I have successfully used before. But I just found out it will go offline by the 28th of July. Until the 22nd of June you can still use it fully.
    – Alex
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 7:41

Disclosure: I work for PollUnit.

You can do this with a PollUnit survey. All input types are available in the free plan. You can create as many surveys as you like. But you need a paid plan if you want more than 40 participants per survey. The plans are starting at 4 USD per month.

Here are some example survey steps:

screenshots of survey examples

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