Prolific Reviews and Features

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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.

Users who have unverified PayPal accounts do not generally appear to experience problems receiving their payments from Prolific; it appears that they issue payments to both verified and unverified PayPal payments alike.

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.

Alternatives to Prolific

Survey takers who have joined Prolific are also interested in these survey programs:

Prolific Reviews (94)

5 Star Reviews (64) 68.1
4 Star Reviews (5) 5.3
3 Star Reviews (4) 4.3
2 Star Reviews (9) 9.6
1 Star Reviews (12) 12.8

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Brilliant Site

October 21, 2018 by Daisy from United Kingdom

This is my favourite survey site. I just wish there were more like it. I love the variety of surveys and that they all pay a decent rate. When I cash out, my money is paid quickly into my account. Keep up the good work.

1 full star!

October 21, 2018 by Leo from United Kingdom

If nothing else, I can't even go through the profile questions, I cannot put myself to go through the trouble it appears to be, it is very difficult for people whose hands and eyes cannot put the dots on the i first time... I don't even want to imagine how their survey layouts look like if that is their profile layout criteria. --- --- --- eg. postcode - it does not allow you to type the first letter of your postcode (to allow the drop-down menu to appear with the section relevant to that letter), you have to scroll down the whole section to get to the end and find your letter. The scroll bar of (each) profile window is so thin, same colour as the remaining of the window, so much so that I cannot distinguish it. So I had to restart all over again in some parts... --- --- --- My date of birth, I could not work out how to set it and finally I didn't realise it was wrong, now it's too late BUT YOU CAN DELETE IT, what? I did, and ..then?? contact...c-s?> Then, no matter if I did zoom in or out ... --- --- --- I then tried with my tablet, but the page froze (I did notice that even Chrome on my laptop was not very responsive with their profile sections); also tried Edge on my tablet but in vain. ------- FINALLY, that demo on their homepage? what was that about?? I tried it but wasted even more time. --- --- --- I've been on and off surveys for the past 20 years but this website is the worst profile I came across. 1 FULL STAR!

The Highest Paying Survey Site

September 20, 2018 by Corey from United States

They're easily the highest paying survey site out there and they actually make sure you're qualified for the reviews. Payout takes a while but you will always get it. Also, the surveys are fun and it's not the same generic surveys over and over, asking you to input all of your information on every single one until your head explodes.

Easily the best site but work is scarce because they make sure you're qualified for every single survey.

Privacy concerns

September 10, 2018 by kara from United States

This might be the most secure site in the world, but after I'd spent an hour or so filling out the preliminary (required) profile, I backed out.

One's SSN and DL# and possibly passport information were required.

Passport is no problem, the rest is. They also want your full legal name, no middle initials, the complete full name.

I just wasn't willing to do that, and want to save anyone reading this, a lot of time -- depending on your comfort level with everything "out there."