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

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Prolific Reviews (96)

5 Star Reviews (65) 67.7
4 Star Reviews (5) 5.2
3 Star Reviews (4) 4.2
2 Star Reviews (9) 9.4
1 Star Reviews (13) 13.5

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My Favourite Survey Site

November 29, 2018 by Mark from United Kingdom

EDIT: A quick update. This is now my favourite site for surveys. The time to payment ratio is fantastic. You can leave the page open to monitor and the surveys just appear when available. In fact, one just popped up whilst writing this...£2.30 for 30 minutes! To date, I've earned £40 and payments are received into your Paypal promptly in a day or two. Just hope it continues...we'll see.

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Only a survey site with interesting surveys and worthwhile payments.

Most of the surveys are from colleges and universities which are part of a study and for the most part very interesting. I doubt there will be any repeat surveys here. There are only so many surveys I can muster about my TV and shopping habits. Most of the surveys don't last too long either.

To date from 1st October 2018, when I started, I've earned £14.30 with around £1.50 pending. I'm with other survey providers and I'd be hard pressed to even get half that amount in months!

They keep adding extra questions to your profile but I find you tend to get surveys for what you've answered. Some are quite personal, but I'm in my 50's and I'm so past caring nowadays it doesn't really matter anymore.

Haven't withdrawn anything as yet - waiting to see how it goes and will update if withdrawal is hassle free.

Certainly give this one a go.

Something different.

November 23, 2018 by Alex from United Kingdom

This is not your average survey site. Quite apart from paying pretty well, the surveys aren't the stuffy "Who is your energy/phone/broadband provider" type. You never know what's coming next, which makes these surveys a lot of fun. The focus is on academic rather than commercial value, giving the feeling of helping society rather than big business, and in most cases information is provided to explain exactly why the survey is being carried out. There's a certain satisfaction in knowing the kinds of people who benefit from your time and effort, and you really get that from this site more than any other. Earning money in the process is just a bonus.

The best I have used

November 15, 2018 by Samuel from United States

I do not have the most experience with surveys. However, out of all the websites I have used Prolific is by far the best. Payment is easy. They also do a great job in showing you how much money and time each survey takes. Love it!

#1 Best Survey/Study !!!!!!!!!

October 30, 2018 by Kristin from United States

This is absolutely without a doubt the best survey and research study website/app that is out there online right now hands down. I haven't participated in 1 I didn't like and find most of them really quite interesting. Also, I feel that their research\h studies they do are actually relevant and gives a great feeling that you could be helping make positive changes. They pay out within a couple days, to PayPal, and its only a $5 minimum to cash out. Also, their studies pay a lot more, and they are a lot faster on top of that. 5 Star and 100% legit company!!!!!!

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.