Prolific Reviews and Features

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Operated by: Prolific Academic Ltd

Quick Overview:
Rewards Offered: Cash paid via PayPal Donations to charity
Member Opportunities: Online surveys
Redeeming Rewards: Request a PayPal payment with £5 in your account.
Similar Panels: PaidViewpoint, Univox Community, Panel Champ

Prolific was founded in 2014 and has since grown into a crowdsourcing platform for researchers and participants. 3000+ academics, startups, charities and businesses have used Prolific to learn about what customers and the general public feels about a variety of topics and initiatives.

Join Prolific and take part in fun surveys and exciting scientific studies from researchers across the globe. You might also be helping startups test their apps and games! Join over 70,000 participants from various parts of the world. Prolific is powered by The University of Oxford.

Payment and Rewards

Prolific Offers Fair Rewards!

Prolific promises that you won't get kicked out of surveys and you'll earn cash for your efforts - never points. Any rewards you gain to receive for your participation will be clearly outlined before participating in the study or survey. Prolific believes that everyone's time is valuable and asks researchers to reward participants with at least $6.50 per hour.

Get Paid Directly to Your PayPal Account

Prolific pays out in Sterling GBP and pays its panelists via PayPal. Ensure that the email you sign up with is the same email used for your PayPal account. You may request payment of your Rewards at any time, provided you have accumulated at least £5.00. If you're outside of the UK, you will still receive payments in GBP, but you can easily convert this into your local currency via your PayPal account

Reasonable Approval Times

Survey submissions are reviewed by researchers before study rewards are credited to your account. This can take a few days, but you will not wait longer than 22 days to see your credit. Wait times for receiving Paypal payments after requesting them are no longer than a few days.

Community Features

Prolific is Socially Conscious

You can donate your rewards to charity! Help science and do good at the same time.


Although their registration page allows users worldwide who are 18+ to register with the site, many users outside of certain countries will receive a message on their dashboard that says that Prolific doesn't support the country they live in.

There are over 30 OECD countries that Prolific actually accepts members from. These include the UK, USA, CA, AU, IT, PL, CZ, among others.

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Prolific Reviews (53)

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They are unique

March 25, 2020 by Kristina from United States

Surveys pay well and are interesting and quick. I love them.


March 10, 2020 by Darren from United Kingdom

Survey site that rewards fairly and acts fairly. Recently had a problem with not being able to log in so had to create another account. With some sites this would set alarm bells ringing and ip bans but prolific were great. I asked to have the first account closed and it was duly done with no fuss. Top site run by real people.


February 27, 2020 by Alexander from United Kingdom

You can cash out real money and the surveys are legit, just tough to snag them in time as it is quite competitive, a study with 500 spots is gone in about 10 minutes, a study with 5 spots is gone in 20 seconds, etc.

best survey company ever

February 13, 2020 by Ganne from United States

You have to keep a tab open all the time because the surveys show up and are gone FAST. They pay fairly, no disqualifications, you can cash out after $8 earned and it adds up fast. They are absolutely the best and most fair company I have ever used. I wish they had more surveys! And the surveys are very interesting and different, not about your favorite brand of soap!

great surveys and fast payment

January 22, 2020 by Deanna from United Kingdom

been doing prolific surveys for about a year now. great surveys, not too long. payment is super fast via paypal. highly recommend