Do you read survey questions? Prove it.

I love when friends send me their observations.  This one has to be shared and possibly celebrated.  The email read:

As someone who makes up web surveys, I figured you would get a kick out of this.  It’s the best question I’ve seen! I had to read it twice because it caught me off guard.  🙂

Do you read survey questions?

In case you can’t read the question in the screen shot, it says:

“People vary in the amount they pay attention to these kinds of surveys.  Some take them seriously and read each question, while others go very quickly and barely read the questions at all.  If you have read this question carefully, please choose the “Other” box below and write the word yes in the blank.”

What do you think? Is it bloody brilliant or not?  Will they toss out all of the responses they receive from people who failed this “test question”?  Will you include it in your next survey?

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One thought on “Do you read survey questions? Prove it.

  1. I think it’s pretty great. You might run the risk of people feeling like they’re being talked down to, but I would love to see the slicing and dicing of the statistics based on the people who answered that question correctly vs the people who didn’t.

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