Planning Your Survey

Why surveys?


Surveys can show you quickly whether or not there is popular support for your issue.


If the results of your survey show there is limited amount of public support for your issue, you may need to provide better information on your issue. Or it may not be a campaign but something you can tackle through a complaints process.


Who do you want to ask about the issue?


Do you want a general picture of how the public feel about an issue? Or do you want the views of disabled people?


Do you want to ask disabled people, their families, their parents, or local organisations? Who you approach will have a big impact on the results.


How will I collect the data?


You can get people to respond to your survey either online using a website or offline by asking people to complete a paper based survey in your local high street or at a suitable venue for the audience you plan to target.


Survey Monkey for example is a free online tool that will not only help you create your own survey but will collect and analyse the results for you too.


Other free online survey providers include:


Survey Gizmo

Google Forms