Harris Poll Online Reviews and Features

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Harris Poll Online

85 Broad Street, New York, New York  10004 US
Tel: 800.866.7655   Contact: https://www.harrispollonline.com/#contactus
Operated by: The Nielsen Company, LLC


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1250 point ($10) minimum balance required to request rewards.

Beginning March 30, 2020, Harris Poll Online USA stopped offering new survey opportunities. Existing members from the USA may redeem any existing account balances up to one year from the date points were credited to their accounts. The Canadian version of the panel is still operational.

Harris poll is one of the oldest and most prestigious polls in the world, operating for more than 45 years with a focus on the US and Canadian market. Have your say on matters that affect you and see the results from the surveys you complete. You can compare experiences, opinions and more to people who are both like and unlike you. Occasionally, the studies you contribute to will be published in national and international media outlets. The Harris Poll is a member of the National Council of Public Polls (NCPP), the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO), the Council for Marketing and Opinion Research (CMOR), and the European Society for Opinion & Marketing Research (ESOMAR).

Electronic Rewards

Harris Poll offers their members the opportunity to earn points, known as HIpoints in exchange for their participation. Once you earn 1250 points (worth $10), you can request an e-gift voucher from places like Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, Walmart, ESPN, and more. You may also be entered into sweepstakes after each completed survey for even more chances of winning big.

Get Disqualified, But Still Have a Chance to Win!

If you attempt to complete a survey, but are disqualified in the process, you will receive an entry into the Harris Panel Sweepstakes. You will be also be offered the opportunity to try qualifying for other available surveys.

Survey Lengths

Online surveys typically take anywhere between 5-25 minutes to complete. Short surveys will take around 5 minutes, and very long ones are around 25 minutes. These reasonable survey lengths will keep your attention and prevent you from getting bored too quickly! There are special surveys on offer as well including special focus groups, telephone based surveys, and even surveys about independently downloaded software. Common survey topics, however, range from fashion to movies to shopping habits.

Participate Often

Expect to receive between 3-5 online surveys a month.

Earn Points

Even if you are disqualified from completing a survey, expect to receive around 15 HIpoints! The amount of points you get per survey varies depending on the length or complexity of the survey.

Download the App!

Harris Poll now has an app, available on iOS and Android. The mobile apps will require you to login with your Harris credentials. Using the app allows you to see survey opportunities, take surveys, participate in special research programs and access your rewards. Turn on your notification settings for the app to receive new survey opportunities in real time.

Cashing Out

After you have reached 1250 points, you are able to redeem your HIpoints for e-cards and gift vouchers. Most people who participate, reach this threshold after completing around 10 surveys. Rewards include e-cards or gift vouchers from Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks and more.

Rewards Processing Times

Redeem your rewards and receive them within 15 business days. They will be sent to your e-mail account. Most rewards will be credited to your account within 10 minutes of your participation, but occasionally it may take as long as 24 hours for the credit to appear in your account. If you are redeeming your HIpoints, you will receive your e-code within 24-48 hours of cashing in your HIpoints. If you have cashed in for physical merchandise, you will receive your merchandise via USPS within 7-14 business days. All costs of rewards (including shipping and handling) are covered by Harris Poll, unless you are redeeming products using an e-certificate.

Chances to Win $10,000 Every Quarter

HarrisPoll gives away a $10,000 USD prize every quarter to one lucky winner in their Histakes - the Harris Poll Online Sweepstakes. You earn an entry if you have been disqualified for surveys, as well as for actions like participating in short surveys that may not award points. Winners names are published on the HIstakes winners page and this list is kept up to date.

Eligibility: Canadian residents, 13+.

Harris Poll Online Reviews (215)

5 Star Reviews (25) 11.6
4 Star Reviews (30) 14.0
3 Star Reviews (28) 13.0
2 Star Reviews (38) 17.7
1 Star Reviews (94) 43.7

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Give them more information about me up front

November 23, 2021 by Kathy from United States

I enjoy taking surveys, however I don't believe that most of the Websites have enough initial information about me prior to starting some of these very long surveys. Quite often I will be well into a survey (10-15 minutes) and then they will ask my profession or age , (which happen to be retired and 70) Can't these be included my initial overview?

Great survey

December 10, 2020 by Alison Lee from United States

I've completed a survey about the ease of use of Harris X surveys. Their surveys are very well put together and look great screen to screen on my Android phone.


November 7, 2020 by adele from United Kingdom

Get sent surveys regularly until you are near point to redeem then the surveys stop. I have been near the redemption value for over a year (over 12 months) and I regularly ask for another survey to complete so that I can reach my redemption but am told that I do not reach certain criteria? yet my criteria was fine until I was close to redeeming? I have been contacting them every couple of months but still nothing? I have even asked if I can pay the difference so I can redeem and leave the panel but they refuse and keep refusing. Have not had any survey invites for over a year - ridiculous! AVOID this site like the plague.

If I could leave zero stars or minus score I definitely would for this site - and the Customer Service Dept is a joke - they are there to help themselves and no-one else.


June 19, 2020 by Joseph from United States

This was a fairly good survey site but it has declined lately. They have apparently stopped awarding any points when you are disqualified from a survey they selected and sent to you. They also now seem to send out only low quality Samplicio surveys. A disappointing change. They deactivated my account because they said an email had been bounced but continued to send surveys (which I completed) until I tried to cash out at which point they said my points were confiscated. Avoid them!

No Longer Good

February 13, 2020 by Rosalind from United States

This used to be decent, but now they always tell me I don't qualify AFTER I've spent a long time answering questions and it looks like I've successfully completed the survey. Don't waste your time!