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Multiple Choice Grid

VIDEO: Multiple Choice Grid Question

The multiple choice grid question type lets you set up a grid of variables and choices. Respondents can select only one answer choice per variable. Use this question type to set up a Likert question.

screenshot of multiple choice grid

To set up a multiple choice grid question:

  1. Drag and drop a multiple choice grid question from the Basic Questions section of the palette to the canvas.
  2. Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description. Your question title will reference all variables.
  3. By default the question has two variables. Click + Add in the Variables section to add more. You can also use the Bulk option or Extraction to add variables. Each variable adds a row to your grid. Variables can be made Static or Optional. Uncheck Optional to make a variable required. Select Static if you want the variable to be excluded from alphabetic or random ordering.
  4. By default the question has two choices. Click the + Add button in the choices section to add more. You can also use the Bulk option or Extraction to add answer choices. Each choice adds another column to your grid. Choices can be given a Score or Code.
  5. Configure Display settings and Options for the question. See below for details.
  6. Save your survey.
VIDEO: Turning a Multiple Choice Grid into a Likert Question

Click to see settings and options in detail:

Display and Options Settings


Make First Column StaticMakes the first column sticky when scrolling through other columns.
1st Column SizeSet a percentage of space the first column takes up.
Display side-by-sideDisplays the question on one half of the screen. In order for two questions to display side-by-side, you’ll have to enable this option for both questions. The first question will be on the left and the second on the right.
Append to previous questionUse this to make this question appear to respondents as if it’s part of the previous question.
Extra ClassesAdvanced option to define classes for custom javascript or CSS.
Show BordersAdds borders separating the rows and columns of this question.
Alternate Background ColorGive each column an alternating background color.


Randomize ChoicesShows choices in a random order per respondent. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.
Alphabetize ChoicesDisplays choices in alphanumeric order. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.
Force UniqueRequires respondents to pick a different answer choice for each row, like a ranking question. Make sure there is an equal or greater number of choices than rows.