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The checkbox question type lets respondents select multiple answers from a list of choices. Respondents can choose any number of answer options, plus there’s also the option of allowing respondents to add their own custom response.

You can add as many answer choices as you like – although if there are lots of answer choices then you may want to use the single dropdown question type instead.

The checkbox question type is very versatile, and works well in most polls, surveys, forms and questionnaires.

Here’s an example of the checkbox question type:

Displaying aggregate data

The checkbox question type works great with the Poll+ and Poll / Survey form types as it will display aggregate data (just like the radio and rating scale question types).

Once a respondent answers a question, a percentage bar displays beneath each answer choice showing an aggregate of the number of respondents who've selected each respective answer choice as a percentage. This data is aggregated, meaning we take the number of previous responses, work out how many responses there were for each answer choice and then display the percentage. This is great for polling as a major pull factoring for a respondent to provide an answer is to see where they fit compared to everyone else.

Here's an example, showing aggregate data:

As you can see, when you choose an answer, an aggregate of the number of respondents who've selected each respective answer choice is displayed - this is a setting available for the Poll+ and Poll / Survey form types.

How to add a checkbox question

01 When on the ONFORM editor, click the "+" button and select "Question"

A new question block will then load

02 Click on the "Question Type" dropdown and select "Checkbox"

03 Add your question in the "Question" box

This is the question that will be asked, and which respondents can select multiple answers from a list of choices for

04 Add your answer choices

You can add them one-by-one or you can check the “Bulk Add” toggle to bulk add.

05 Toggle the "Add Other Answer Choice" option (optional)

This will append an input below the answer choices to allow a respondent to provide their own answer to the question.

06 Adjust settings as necessary by clicking the options tab and choosing the relevant settings

The available settings are:

  1. Note (allowing you to provide additional supplementary information)
  2. Required (the respondent will have to provide an answer to the question)

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