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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rewards are unattainable

September 17, 2010 by marjorie from United States

The problem with Harris Poll Online is that they changed the prizes in their rewards folders before I could earn enough points to redeem the small item I wanted. And what really makes me mad here is that they also upped the number of points required for this item: from 800 (when I signed up) to 1300. I now have 1300 points, but the item was removed from their rewards folder. I joined nearly 3 years ago and have gotten nothing from them.

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September 17, 2010 by rhonda from United States

i have recently joined the harris polls and this is one of two that seem legit. Earn points and get some prizes.


September 17, 2010 by Mike from United States

I've been with Harris for a long time (approximately three years.) While payout is good and surveys are plentiful, the incentives themselves are not. As another reviewer mentioned, they change their Folio selection frequently; banking your points for higher-value items is unwise unless you’re close to the required value.

You can’t redeem for cash, and while I did get a polite reply after suggesting a few items for their Folios, none of them were actually implemented (and some, like gift cards worth more than $5, the only denomination that they offer) were no-brainers. Shipping of rewards is also slow--it has taken anywhere from 2-4 weeks to receive my incentives.

Overall, I recommend it with some reservations--register and take a look at their 800-point Folio. If you see gift cards that you like, it's a fairly good site. You might consider flipping through the higher levels, as well...but to this day, I haven't seen anything interesting in them.

I love Harris

September 17, 2010 by Dan from United States

Ive been a member since 2001. I take a lot of 100 point surveys but it took me 6 years to get to the 15,000 points that I have. The nice thing is I traded in 5k for a crock pot, and that leaves me with 10k which is the highest folio level still. I really enjoy Harris Poll and would reccomend it. Yes it takes a long time, but you really do get these things for free, and their shipping is fast.
Some of the items in the higher folio's i dont think are worth the points, but other things def are. I hope to be part of Harris Poll for another 10 years and I am glad I have been part of them since 2001.