Percent Question Type

A Percent question is a short-answer, open-text field with validation that ensures entries are percentages.

To allow respondents to enter percentages for a list of items that are then summed for a total value check out our Continuous Sum Question Type.

When To Use It

Use Percent questions to collect percentage responses from your respondents.

Validation Options

Access your Percent question's Validation tab to further customize the expected answer format. The following options are available:

  • Force Whole Number
  • Force Positive Numbers
  • Max Character Count
  • Min and/or Max values
    Percent Question Validation Options

Survey Taking

On a desktop and most laptops the Percent question type looks like so.

Percent Question Survey Taking on Desktop

When optimized for mobile devices the Percent question type looks very similar.

By default, survey questions show one at a time on mobile devices to prevent the need for scrolling on smaller screens. You can turn off this one-at-a-time interaction if you wish.

Percent Question Survey Taking on Mobile


Standard Report

In the Standard Report Percent questions report as a Histogram.

Percent Question Reporting

 See additional compatible chart types

 See what other report types are compatible

The below grid shows which of the report types Percent questions are compatible with. If you plan to do some specific analysis within SurveyGizmo this report compatibility chart should help you choose the right question types!

Report Type
Legacy Summary


(not available as source question)

Legacy Summary Report

Percent questions report as an Appendix element in the Legacy Summary Report.

Percent Question Legacy Reporting


In the CSV/Excel export, the data is displayed in a single column within the spreadsheet.

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