Nielsen Scarborough Surveys Reviews and Features

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Nielsen Scarborough Surveys

85 Broad Street, New York, New York  10004 US
Tel: 1-800-753-6043   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: Nielsen Scarborough


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Cash payments are mailed within a couple weeks of when answers to studies are received.

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Nielsen Scarborough is a branch of the market research powerhouse, Nielsen. However, Nielsen Scarborough is a large project in itself and conducts over 200,000 surveys per year in over 120 local areas across the United States. The office is headquartered in New York City, but interviews are conducted in Texas and Florida as well.

Research Project Topics

Within this large research project, the areas of interest are: television, newspapers, radio stations, leisure activities, consumer shopping habits and many other interesting topics.

Invitation-Only Participation

This project is an invite-only research experiment, and participants are chosen randomly by mail or telephone. If you are a chosen participant, you may be asked to complete one of the following assignments for rewards:

  • Consumer Survey Booklets (Paper and Online Versions)
  • Telephone Surveys
  • Television Diaries


Earn cash for participating in studies. Product testing studies typically pay $1-$10, along with being able to keep the product. Telephone studies are paid within two weeks of answering the phone survey. Paper studies, where questions are answered using radial dots, are paid within two weeks of mailing back the paper survey. Compensation is offered in cash and is mailed.

Is Nielsen Scarborough Surveys a Scam?

Scarborough Surveys is not a scam and is a legitimate, safe website. It is run by Nielsen, who is a trusted global company; and Nielsen Scarborough is committed to the protection of all information provided by panelists. Your personal information will never be released or given to any third party. Answers are always combined in aggregate form to protect your identity.

If You Can't Join, or are Looking for Alternatives

Consider the following survey sites, with strong reputations: Branded Surveys, Tellwut, PrizeRebel.

Eligibility Residents of the United States

Nielsen Scarborough Surveys Reviews (6)

5 Star Reviews (5) 83.3
4 Star Reviews (0) 0.0
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1 Star Reviews (1) 16.7

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Tried of being called at inappropriate hours

October 24, 2018 by Morgan from United States

I am tried of being called at all hours by Scarborough surveys. I represent one of the 250,000 household they annoy in over 25 countries. The final straw was being awoken tonight by another Scarborough survey call. I am on the do not call list and am tired of being harassed. It is one thing to call during acceptable hours, BUT 10pm is not an appropriate time. They should not be so desperate to collect data to harass people at this time.

Opportunity for quick payment in cash

January 14, 2018 by Stokely from United States

I have done 4 surveys for Scarborough.. While the payment is rather low, they pay in cash and promptly. They are reliable and fair.

Online surveys

July 21, 2017 by Denise from United States

I have been taking online only surveys for many years with this company. Some are short, others can be lengthy. I am always paid cash via the mail. Compensations range from $1 to $10. If you do not mind giving your opinion on a variety of topics...hey its coffee money! Plus I enjoy it.

Great company.

May 14, 2017 by Dustie from United States

I have done a few home product testing surveys and a couple phone surveys with this company over the last 4 years. They are reliable, trustworthy and they pay cash for my time. I must admit I was skeptical the first time they left a message on my phone so I researched them before calling back. It was worth it. They paid me cash, in the mail, 7 days after I returned their call and answered a few survey questions about products my household uses. I don't have anything negative to say about this company. They are worth a few minutes if you have the time.

Excellent Opportunity

December 18, 2016 by Christina from United States

I received a survey in the mail through Scarborough Research with a $1 bill enclosed. All they asked me to do was fill out a VERY QUICK survey and in return they would send me $5. Needless to say, I DID receive the cash payment as promised. I was shocked to actually even receive it so quickly. Since then they have contacted me by telephone to do additional surveys. I'm very impressed with the research panel and look forward to participating in more opportunities such as this one. I highly recommend this company!