Harris Poll Online Reviews and Features

Harris Poll Online website screenshot

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


payment icon

checkmarkAmazon gift cards checkmarkHome Depot gift cards checkmarkiTunes gift cards checkmarkStarbucks gift cards checkmarkWalmart gift cards checkmarkRetail e-vouchers checkmarkSweepstakes entries

study types icon

checkmarkOnline surveys checkmarkMobile surveys checkmarkMobile app checkmarkIn-person focus groups checkmarkTelephone surveys checkmarkTeen surveys

payment info icon

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

Sort Reviews By: Date | Highest rating | Lowest rating

What is wrong with Harris Poll

January 7, 2020 by Mary from United States

Been a member since 2003. Now, I cannot get my reward, the support team contact us feature on their website does not work and I have sent daily emails since December 26 and have never received a response. Tomorrow I will file my complaint with the Better Business Bureau

The slowest support ever!!!

December 24, 2019 by darius from Canada

It's taken them months to reset my password & username so that I can access my little rewards.
High turnover rate I guess. Collecting money from clients and not sharing it with the the people that do the real work.

surveys are rare

November 16, 2019 by kevin from United Kingdom

i have been with them a short time about 6 months and only done about 2 surveys. This one is a waste of time. It is now over a year since I had a survey wont be doing them again.


November 3, 2019 by Jace from United States

This used to be one of the most prestigious and interesting survey experiences. In the beginning (years ago) the surveys were about substantial issues, sometimes political. Lately they're all about marketing but the main problem is that I have wasted so much time answering questions for a survey I've been told I qualify for only to be kicked off the survey after putting in my valuable time because I no longer qualify. This has happened in 8out of the last 10 surveys I've done for them. I'm going to stop taking their surveys and getting their mailings as soon as I cash in all my remaining rewards because it's no longer a positive experience. They should at least give you partial credit for the answers you submit when you begin a survey in good faith like that.

Horrible Experiences, A Waste of Your Time

October 22, 2019 by Kathleen from United States

The last three surveys that I took for Harris Poll, were very long, it takes you to the final submit, and then goes to error or you are not eligible for this survey. Three times in a row! I used their contact form to inquire as to why this is happening, but you cannot contact them, you get an error. Something tells me that this place is going defunct. I unsubscribed from them, since the third bad experience was a charm. Don't waste your time and effort!!!!