YouGov is one of the world's leading research companies with an impressive 4 million members worldwide. Join YouGov and get rewarded for participating in online surveys and focus group opportunities.
Sign Up Bonus!
As a sign up bonus, YouGov rewards all new members with 2,000 points to get started on their survey taking journey!
The length of each online survey varies, but most are between 5-7 minutes long. Surveys are rarely longer than 20 minutes, as this is considered a maximum.
As with any survey site, YouGov's survey topics can vary, however most of the time, they are politically focused. YouGov's surveys and polling results are frequently published in the media.
Compensation Per Survey
Most surveys will award between 500-1,000 points; the longer the survey, generally, the more points that are awarded. 1,400 points equates to $1.00.
YouGov offers a variety of redemption options for members. Cash payments awarded via PayPal are an option in some countries, and gift cards are available in mostl countries. Retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, iTunes, Walmart, and more. YouGov branded merchandise is also available.
Gift card rewards take approximately 2-3 weeks to receive after redemption. Gift cards are physically mailed.
Refer Friends, Earn More
Refer your friends and extended family members to YouGov and earn 1,000 bonus points per referral. Earn 2,000 points if they connect with YouGov via Facebook.
Eligibility: must be age 14+ in USA to join, 16+ in UK to join.
I like this survey group, even though it takes awhile to reach a payout threshold. The surveys are on salient and engaging topics, are well written and you can review the results of the survey. I visit everyday. The screen-out rate is very low, so even with infrequent surveys you actually make progress.
UPDATE: Lowered my rating a couple of stars. This survey has become a slog, often I have to complete triple or quadruple Captchas and the Captcha server stops responding. As it stands now, I'll meet the payout threshold where I can use ALL of my points in another 6 months.
FYI: YouGov has a rewards system that almost always leaves points on the table unless one goes for the max award. I think this is a strategy to increase YouGov's bottom line, because it takes so long to reach a threshold where you can claim all your points. If it is difficult to claim all your rewards, they don't have to pay what can't be withdrawn and they get some "free" work
Very interesting surveys very well written, only problem is they do not send them very often and you can not get paid until you have earned £50.
I really like this panel. It is interesting. I always qualify for a survey. They credit as soon as you finish. The only drawback to the panel is each survey is 500 points. You need 30,000 to cash out for a $25 gift card. This means you have to take at least 60 surveys. Considering the importance of the surveys especially regarding politics they really should pay more points. If you don't mind taking a lot of surveys it is a good honest panel. They credit and qualify each survey. They usually are interesting and not repetitive
I've had nothing but positive experiences with YouGov. I get emails from them regularly with survey invitations. True, it does take much longer to "cash out" your points with them than with most other survey companies that I participate with, but their surveys are generally shorter and not as time consuming. I've always gotten my rewards in a timely manner.
The only reason I didn't leave five stars is because they are still making people wait for rewards to come via snail mail, but that's more of a hassle than a complaint because I've always gotten them.
Twice now they have lured me into 20-minute surveys offering big point returns. Around 20 minutes in they say that they are done but need to ask a few more demographic questions. The first is to verify my age again - as soon as I hit enter I was taken to a low-point survey and offered the chance to participate. I got the low rewards, but I was never rewarded for the high-point survey I wasted time completing. When I contacted them for an explanation I was sent a standard reply: you didn't pass the screening questions for the longer survey. Excuse me? The screeners are at the beginning, if I didn't qualify then why did they have me waste 20 minutes responding IN FULL? They owe me for the time and responses they got from me. I have not participated again since this happened the second time.
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