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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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 (214)

5 Star Reviews (25) 11.7
4 Star Reviews (30) 14.0
3 Star Reviews (28) 13.1
2 Star Reviews (39) 18.2
1 Star Reviews (92) 43.0

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hardly any surveys

November 20, 2023 by Tony from United Kingdom

Used to cash out with them (amazon e-vouchers only) but hardly get any surveys now. I cannot even find them now.

ripped me off too

August 16, 2022 by Eric from United States

I was a member of this site a couple of years ago. It took very long to earn enough to cashout. Months to get to the minimum 20 or 25 cashout at the time I think. I just used it as a backup to my other panels. Of course when I finally earned enough they sent me a code that did not work. i contacted cs who sent me on a confusing mission through a couple of other websites to get a new code. When i finally figured out what to do i get a message my code had already been redeemed kept contacting cs but they never responded to half a dozen emails. I never got my Barnes and Noble Card that was supposed to be A Christmas Gift for someone. Avoid this site.


April 29, 2022 by Carolyn from Canada

I've been trying to contact them for a while now, they don't get back to you, then send you an email you have 47 hrs to get back to you and don't, I did a survey for 30 mins and it said i didnt quilify after 20 30 mins you tell me, then i go to contact them and they say not available, they are not recommended. DONT FALL FOR THIS SITE.

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.