Using the “Other” Option for Surveys

Adding the Other option to a multiple choice survey question is a great way to collect additional qualitative data from your survey participants. Clicking this option while setting up a survey allows participants to type in their own answer to a multiple choice survey question. Here’s how it works:

The Other option on multiple choice survey questions

When you’re in the survey editing screen, creating a multiple choice question, you can add an Other option to any multiple choice question by checking the box next to Other:

When you launch your survey, the question appears like so:

Survey participants can type in their own answer, which you’ll see in the Detailed Report option of your survey’s report:

Here’s how your survey report will look. To see the answers that users typed in under Other, click on the blue Detailed Report button:

You’ll see a list of the answers that your participants typed in: