How to Add a Progress Bar to Your Surveys

 

A progress bar helps respondents know how long a survey is. This transparency improves survey response rates. ProProfs Survey Maker lets you add a progress bar to your surveys and make the time-spent transparent.

 

By adding a progress bar to your surveys, you can:

 

  • Increase the completion rate of your surveys by informing users about the number of questions taken and remaining

  • Facilitate a focused survey-taking procedure for respondents

 

Here’s what a progress bar will look like in your survey:

 

Percentage Progress Bar

Survey with Percentage Progress Bar enabled

 

Proportion Progress Bar

Proportion Progress Bar

 

To add a progress bar in ProProfs Survey Maker:

 

Step 1: On your ProProfs Survey Maker dashboard,

 

  • Click Settings

  • Navigate to Progress Bar in the General tab

  • Click to enable Progress Bar

 

Navigating to Progress Bar

 

 

Step 2:

  • Choose the type of progress bar: Percentage or Proportion. Here we will choose the Percentage bar option. 

  • Save your changes and click ‘Create’ to go to the Survey Editor.

 

Enabling Progress Bar

 

 

Note: Percentage shows the percentage of pages completed in a survey, while Proportion indicates the number of questions answered out of the total.

 

Step 3: Click ‘Preview’ to check the working of the progress bar.

 

Preview the Survey

 

Preview of a survey with a progress bar:

 

Survey Preview with Progress Bar

 

Note: The progress bar works in One Question and All (Modern) mode.

 

Now that you have learned how to add a progress bar, you can try adding it to your survey.

 

 

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