Creating an Anonymous Online Survey


Send out surveys anonymously and give your audience confidence to voice their opinions! An anonymous survey does not store IP addresses, location, or respondent meta data.

Industry Leading: SurveyKing is one of the only companies to put a logo on anonymous surveys, guaranteeing respondents' answers cannot be tracked.

Steps to Create an Anonymous Survey

With this option marked, the IP address, location, date and time of a response, and browser information will not be logged for that collector type. This ensures a response cannot be tracked. This option cannot be undone for old responses, but can be removed at any time if you wish to disable the feature for future respondents.

If you include custom fields in your email invitations and have this option marked, those custom fields will be removed when you send your email invitations.

Identities Protected with K-Anonymity

A feature unique to SurveyKing is k-anonymity. This ensures respondents cannot be identified. This feature works by hiding response counts and statistics that do not meet an aggregate total of at least 5.

For example, let’s say you sent out a survey to your employees, and included custom meta data tags for employee location. Suppose there are only two employees in the “Boston Office”. If you tried to filter on just the “Boston” office or did a comparison for the “Boston” office, you would be see no results. Only if there were 5 or more employees in “Boston” would the filters or comparisons show data.

Taking an Anonymous Survey?

Rest assured, SurveyKing does not log any identifying information including your IP address or cookie information for anonymous surveys. If the survey was sent out via email, your email address and any personal information will not be available to the person creating your survey. Please note: if you enter your name or other identifying information in a question, this information would be viewable.

SurveyKing is one of the few companies to put a seal on the top of each anonymous survey. Any time you see this seal, the person who created the survey will not be able to identify you. (Provided you do not enter personal information on the form itself)

Best Practices

Use where identifying information could cause harm such as employee surveys. It is best to use this feature and keep it turned on as opposed to turning it on then turning it off. This will avoid any confusion on which respondents are anonymous or not.