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 (214)

5 Star Reviews (25) 11.7
4 Star Reviews (29) 13.6
3 Star Reviews (28) 13.1
2 Star Reviews (38) 17.8
1 Star Reviews (94) 43.9

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Great site

May 27, 2019 by William from United States

I have been getting harris poll surveys emailed to me a couple years, i always completed them without much thought. On this last i decided to see if there were rewards. I wanted amazon gift card to donate to my church raffle. I was so surprised when it only took 10 min or so to receive a 250.00 amazon card built up over 2 years!!! God bless you harris poll!

Amazing survey site!

November 2, 2017 by Stephinnie from United States

I officially redeemed my first 10$ gift card. Harris poll will send you survey invites through email. It is so simple and easy. The layout is really simple and the surveys are a good length.

Very good pollster but

July 14, 2017 by jhon from United States

Very good page but what is happening is that I try to start section and it gets stuck in loading. please check. I give them a 5. are exceptional thanks.

Prompt Payment

June 23, 2016 by Kayeren from United States

Yes, it did take me about a year to reach my first payout, but when I reach that payout & I'm paid promptly--I'm happy! 3 other survey sites I had to wait 6 - 8 months...there is NO excuse for this unacceptable behavior!! I reached my payout (and requested payment) on 02/12/2014. My Amazon E-Card was emailed to me on 02/19/2014. I can live with that. They state it takes 4 to 5 days. Most, state 4 to 6 weeks! I have found that with most of these sites, that you qualify for more & more surveys the longer you are with them (the more you take). Same with Harris Poll; I completed the majority of them in the last 2 mos. They give you points for attempting, even if you screen-out--those add up.

UPDATE: Extremely happy with them. I cash-out about every 6 weeks & they pay immediately, This panel has been very consistent & treats their members well.

The best job to do

August 27, 2015 by Sarah from United States

I don't know about everyone else, but I absolutely love Harris Poll Online! It's fast, easy, simple, and sometimes you get to go on virtual shopping trips. I love this, it's like a job to earn rewards and to get free stuff pretty much. I'm on my way to earning an e-card if I stick with it. I've been on Harris Poll for thirty days now, and I must recommend it for people who would like to take survey's and give their full blown opinion on different things. This job has everything I'm looking for, I wouldn't use any other polling service unless it's exactly like Harris Poll. Harris makes polling fun and enjoyable, I'm trying to get my friends to use it, and I'm sure they'll get the hang of it.
Easy to use
You'll get your reward
Service is helpful and friendly
you get exactly what you want
it's like a mini job
Don't expect to gain up to a thousand points over night it takes time
no other cons.