Free Survey Maker - SurveyEngine GmbH

Free Survey Maker

by SurveyEngine

Build surveys – collect data – analyze results

Choice Experiment and Survey Software designed
for Academic-Grade Market Research.


free survey maker by SurveyEngine

What is the Free Survey Maker provided by SurveyEngine?

The free survey maker is a version of the SurveyEngine platform provided to encourage the use of better tools, such as choice experiments in primary research. 

We designed this product for students and private use or where researchers may have limited funds.

All features of the SurveyEngine Standard subscription are available with the following limitations:

  • Support is through the forums
  • 100 respondents per survey
  • Not for commercial use

You can upgrade to a low cost paid monthly account at any time, retaining all your data.

You can start using our free survey maker today to begin using the same software and tools used in clinical trials, transport planning and environmental policy work.

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How to make an online survey with SurveyEngine survey maker

To create an online survey using the SurveyEngine free survey maker, follow these steps:

Sign up
Create an account to start using our free survey tool. (<– CTA in text) You will be taken to the Dashboard with helpful starter videos.

Create a new survey
Select the option to create a new survey. Give your survey a title or a name that represents its purpose.

Design your survey
Use the survey creator interface provided by SurveyEngine to design your survey questionnaire. 

Design an Experiment
If you wish, you can create a choice experiment for your survey and add it like a regular question.

Layout and Configuration
Choose and format your layout for desktop and mobile and configure the survey settings as you need.

Test your online survey
Before making your survey live, it’s essential to test it to ensure everything is functioning correctly. For this the simulator is a great help in creating ‘bot’ responses.

Distribute the survey
Once you’re satisfied with the survey, you can distribute it to your target audience online using one or more collector links.

Collect and analyze responses
You can access the collected data in real-time and generate reports to analyze the results.

free survey maker by SurveyEngine

Build surveys – collect data – analyze results


How to use SurveyEngine free survey maker

Please watch the following videos to learn more on how you can leverage the SurveyEngine software to create, distribute and analyze online surveys effectively.

Build a survey for your purpose

  • Dashboard
  • Creating a Survey and Workflow
  • Page Editor & Previewing
  • Survey Layout
  • Data Dictionary
  • Media and Assets
  • Publishing Surveys
  • Live Respondent Monitoring
  • Inviting Respondents
  • Simulating Respondents
  • Managing Publish History
  • Data and Results
  • Frequency and Crosstabs Reports

Create a survey with Choice Experiment

  • Outlining the Choice Experiment
  • Creating a Skeleton Survey
  • Creating an Experiment
  • Experiment Layout
  • Experimental Designs
  • Putting Experiment Scenarios in the Survey
  • Live Data Collection

Using Ngene™ in SurveyEngine

  • Creating a Choice experiment
  • Building a efficient design Ngene™ script using point-and-click
  • Executing the Ngene script™
  • One-click import into a SurveyEngine Experiment
  • Previewing and Putting the Experiment live

FAQ about the Free Survey Maker

Is it really free, what are the limits?

  • You can collect up to 100 completes per survey
  • 2 Choice Experiments
  • 10 surveys
  • 10 pages
  • Support via the forum
  • Not for commercial use 
  • Indefinite usage period
  • Account closure with notification after 1 year of inactivity
  • Fair use policy

What does it cost?

The free survey maker by SurveyEngine comes at no cost.

Can I run surveys with a panel?

Sure, provided there is no commercial interest.

Can I run Choice Experiments?

Yes and we encourage you to do so.

What happens with my work if I upgrade to a paid subscription?

All your work will be retained in place.

Who uses the SurveyEngine Platform?

You can see the large number of recent academic papers here and a list of the major commercial clients here.

The Full Range of Subscription Options



Our survey maker is trusted by market leaders across different industries


Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance

We work in highly regulated markets, both as a Software provider and as an Agency. Adherence to the Legal, Regulatory, Ethical and Academic standards it critical for our Operations.

Some of the measures include:

  • Bi-yearly audits by our major Pharmaceutical Clients
  • Provision of Data collection servers with the country of data collection
  • Adherence to the GDPR framework in Europe and HIPAA in the US
  • Anonymisation of Personally Identifiable Data
  • Secure Data transfers
  • 24×7 hour uptime monitoring 
  • Monthly Intrusion and vulnerability scans

free survey maker by SurveyEngine


SurveyEngine is used for these methods

SurveyEngine software provides a comprehensive platform to conduct various market research methods, including:

Discrete Choice Experiments (DCE)
With SurveyEngine, you can easily design and administer DCE surveys. This method presents respondents with a series of choices between different product or service attributes, allowing you to analyze their preferences and determine the relative importance of each attribute.

Best-Worst Scaling
SurveyEngine enables you to create surveys using Best-Worst Scaling methodology. This approach presents respondents with sets of items and asks them to select the best and worst options, helping you identify the most preferred and least preferred attributes or features.

Conjoint Analysis
Conducting conjoint analysis is simplified with SurveyEngine. You can build surveys that present respondents with hypothetical product profiles comprising different combinations of attributes. By analyzing their preferences and trade-offs, you can gain insights into the relative importance of various product features.

Vignette Experiments
SurveyEngine facilitates the implementation of vignette experiments. This method involves presenting respondents with hypothetical scenarios or descriptions (vignettes) and analyzing their responses to understand the impact of different factors on decision-making or preferences.

SurveyEngine supports the implementation of Time-Trade-Off surveys. This technique involves asking respondents to make trade-offs between different outcomes, typically related to health or quality of life, and helps you quantify the value individuals assign to specific attributes or conditions.

MaxDiff Analysis
With SurveyEngine, you can easily create MaxDiff surveys. This method presents respondents with sets of items and asks them to choose the most and least important or preferred options. MaxDiff analysis helps you rank or prioritize attributes based on their relative importance.

Standard Gamble
SurveyEngine provides the functionality to conduct Standard Gamble surveys. This approach involves presenting respondents with different hypothetical scenarios and assessing their willingness to take risks or make choices under uncertainty, providing insights into their risk preferences or utilities.

Build surveys – collect data – analyze results


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