Y Live Reviews and Features

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Y Live

Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street London,   EC1V 0AT GB
Tel: +44 [0]20 7253 9900   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: Yonder Data Solutions


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50 point (£50) minimum account balance required to request payment.

In February, 2022, Populuslive rebranded itself as Y Live.

Y Live, part of Populus Limited, based in the UK, is a popular market research company. The panel was established in 2003 with a presence that has grown to 75 countries worldwide. The panel does research in the business, culture and politics sectors. Joining the community is simple - start by filling out a short and simple registration form.

Payment and Rewards

Earn £1.00 for Every 5 Minutes

Y Live gives its members the opportunity to earn £1.00 for every 5 minutes they spend on a survey. Depending on the length, most surveys pay between 1 to 3 points each (1 point = £1.00) and take usually about 5 to 15 minutes to finish. Please note that rewards will only be credited to your account once the survey is closed. This could range from one day to three months, depending on the research and nature of the study.

Cash in at £50.00

Once you have accumulated 50 points (£50.00) you are eligible to request a cheque or a BACS payment at the next payment date. The payment date is at the end of each month and if you requested a cheque, it will arrive within two weeks after this date. BACS payments typically take a few days to arrive. On average, Y Live issues 3000 monthly cheques to members who have reached the threshold for payment.

Survey Taking Experience

Survey Taking Details

Surveys with Y Live are designed to be interesting and varied on subject matter. Most members will receive about two survey invitations weekly to express their opinions and insights on a given topic. Participate early! Once survey space is filled, you will not be able to answer.

Monthly Prize Draws

Each time you screen out of a survey - which may happen if you do not meet the required participant profile, you will be automatically entered into the monthly prize draw of £250. The draw will take place on the second Monday of each calendar month and winners are notified within 4 weeks of the draw taking place.

Eligibility: Open to residents of the UK only. 16+

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Note: On June 15, 2022, April 15, 2022, February 22, 2022, January 26, 2022, December 21, 2021, October 29, 2021, September 30, 2021, July 21, 2021, June 30, 2021, May 31, 2021, April 30, 2021, March 29, 2021, February 26, 2021, January 26, 2021, December 22, 2020, November 28, 2020, October 26, 2020, September 25, 2020, August 27, 2020, July 23, 2020, May 22, 2020, April 21, 2020, March 1, 2020, January 22, 2020, December 18, 2019 and on November 25, 2019, Y Live emailed their members to ask that a review be left on SurveyPolice for their panel. The content of these emails falls within our allowable rules pertaining to review solicitations, hence the increase in reviews around these dates.

Y Live Reviews (577)

5 Star Reviews (503) 87.2
4 Star Reviews (54) 9.4
3 Star Reviews (2) 0.3
2 Star Reviews (4) 0.7
1 Star Reviews (14) 2.4

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They tell you that 81% of the way through a survey means you don’t qualify

August 10, 2022 by Ben from United Kingdom

This company thinks it is acceptable to treat users with contempt, taking their answers without paying and stealing their money for giving perfectly valid answers simply because they do not like them. This is not the behaviour of a reputable honest professional organisation.

you can spend a lot of time and then get screened out

August 4, 2022 by Chris from United Kingdom

Their rewards are very good, but they ask the same questions over and over before telling you you are not suitable.
As they already have that info I don't understand why they keep wasting your time with surveys they already know you will be kicked off.

You also have to earn £50 before they will payout, so expect to wait a long time for your reward.

Your Opinion matters

June 20, 2022 by Joseph from United Kingdom

You are well paid for completing surveys and giving your opinion from everything from politics to product AD campaigns.

Yes! Another £50!

June 17, 2022 by Anita from United Kingdom

Just had another £50 payout from Populus Live. Great surveys, always look forward to doing them as they tend to be on a variety of interesting subjects. It's also nice to get a cash reward instead of vouchers or gifts.
I really like Y Live. The surveys are always in the same format, and easy to understand. I think they are the most generous company as well. It makes a refreshing change to get rewards in cash, and in the current economic situation, this is much appreciated. The surveys are frequent enough for me to get generally 2 £50 payouts a year.

One of the best I've Used

June 17, 2022 by Anthony from United Kingdom

Y Live is one of my favourite survey sites. Mostly because the majority of surveys are short, sweet and normally topical.
Quite often I don't qualify and it takes a while to reach 50 points.
I've never experienced any problems receiving payment directly into my bank account..