We’re proud to announce that the Rational Survey free account is now better than ever thanks to our upgraded usage restrictions.  Users can now enjoy 10 surveys with 100 questions and 1000 responders free of charge.

If you haven’t already done so, get your free account today by registering below:


We also have plans with more features and usage.  You can find all the nuts and bolts on the plans and prices page.

Once your survey has collected responses, you can easily export a snapshot of your totals to a shareable document format.  Just navigate to your analytics section and click the icon within the “Reports” sidebar on the analytics overview or totals page.

Once the document downloads you will have a copy of your survey analytics to share with coworkers, family, or friends!

Share Survey Responses

Mar 31, 2011

Share Response DataWe’re pleased to announce a new feature that makes it even easier to share your survey response data by giving other people access to the same interactive analytics pages without giving away your account information or password. This allows you to spend less time creating and sending reports.

Enable and Configure Sharing

To get started, simply click the link within the share sidebar from any of the main analytics pages.

By default, sharing is disabled, so click/check the “Enable Sharing” checkbox.

A menu of options will appear below, the most obvious of which is the password field.  If you would like to password protect your shared analytics then enter in a password, otherwise leave the field blank.  Remember to click “Update” after setting a password or enabling/disabling sharing.

Thats it!  Your survey response data can now be shared by simply giving out your special link.

Accessing Shared Survey Analytics

Now when people navigate to your special link, they’ll be presented with a CAPTCHA verification and password (if you set one).

Once they validate, they will be automatically redirected to a simplified version of your survey’s analytics pages that also limits access to other pages.

To sum things up, this is a great feature if you’re looking for a way to share “up to the minute” data but don’t have the time to keep everyone informed with reports or have concerns with giving out your login information.

Adding popup surveys to your webpage or blog is now a piece of cake thanks to Rational Survey’s new & easy to use popup survey embed feature.

In this tutorial we’re going to show you step by step how easy it is to get your pop up surveys up and running.  To see the pop up survey in action just go to the bottom of the post and open the pop up survey demo link.

Step 1 – Configure the Popup Survey

Note: If you would like to use an existing survey just skip over to step 2.

Log in or register a new Rational Survey account.  Once you’re logged in, from the Configure page, click “Create” and enter in the title of your new questionnaire or choose an existing questionnaire and click “Create” to go to your new questionnaire.

Proceed to add or modify your survey questions.

Now go to the configure->settings page and select your desired options.  In this tutorial we’re going to make the survey anonymous so that anyone can take it without having to give their name or email address.  To do so, simply make sure that the “Require Responder Login” option is set to “No”.

Step 2 – Get Popup Survey Embed Script

Once the survey is ready for distribution, click the “Popup” survey icon in the quick-links sidebar or open the “Popup” tab on the Distribute page.

Decide how you would like the popup to work.  You have two choices, either it will open automatically or when a link is clicked.  If you choose the link, make sure to enter the text for the link in the “Link Text” field (Usually – click here to take our survey).

Now click “Update Script” just to make sure the embedded pop-up code gets updated and click within the large text box to select all of the code within.  If the code doesn’t automatically get highlighted make sure to select all of the code manually and copy to clipboard (Ctrl + C for windows users).

Step 3 – Deploy Popup Survey

This step will differ depending on how you access your webpage source code. but the idea is the same.  Just copy and paste the popup script into the body of the page where the survey will go.  If you’re using or showing a link for the popup then be sure to place the script exactly where you would like the link to appear.  Also, if your webpage is already using the popular jQuery javascript library, be sure to remove the jquery include script tag from the popup survey embed code if you want the popup to work.

In this example we’ll assume that the survey is going on a wordpress blog page in which case you can follow along.  Create or edit the page in which you would like the survey to open and click the “html” tab to view the content source. Paste the pop-up survey embed script and save.

Now visitors will be automatically prompted to take your survey when they enter your page or click the popup survey link.


Click the link below to view a live demo of the popup survey in action.


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