Drop-down questions are used in many surveys and display all answer options in a drop-down menu with a scroll bar on the right.

To select an answer in a drop-down question, respondents click the desired answer option, which will be highlighted in blue.

Best used when:

  • When there are many answer choices
  • Only one answer will be selected


  • Conserves space
  • Increases response rates
  • Displays many answer options


  • Yields only close-ended data
  • No ranking or rating data
  • Respondent chooses only one answer
Drop Down