When are people most likely to complete surveys?

Did you know that every month, over 30 million people complete surveys? Yep, that’s right. But, when exactly do all of these people take their surveys?

Weekdays have better response rates than weekends based off of the data collected by Survey Monkey. People just aren’t on their computers as much over the weekend in general.

What’s interesting to note however is the rise in response rates on Friday. This seems to indicate that along with the last crunch of weekday work that needs to get finished before the weekend, completing online surveys is one of those things that people like to cross off their list before heading out of the office.

The data below is set in Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8) for domestic surveys and for all collector types.– Source: Survey Monkey

When looking at each day, weekdays have a similar pattern–very low survey response rates in the earlier hours, then starting at about 4 AM PST (7 AM PST) to about 1 PM, response rates start to increase and go as high as above 70%. Declines in rates begin to happen slightly after each succeeding hour.

Note that Sunday starting later in the evening at around 5 PM has the biggest spike in responses. Here’s the breakdown:

Don’t forget Saturday. Here, the hour of that day doesn’t seem to matter as much as response rates are (predictably) lower overall:


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