Radio Button questions allow respondents to select a single choice from a list.
When To Use It
Use Radio Button questions to ask your respondents to choose a single option from a short list. Radio Button questions should always be used when asking yes or no questions.
Adding an Other, Please Specify Option
On the Question tab of the question editor, add each of your answer options. Then, to add the answer option of Other, start by clicking the 'Add "Other", "NA", etc' link. Select Other - Write In or Other - Write In (Required) if you want the Other textbox to be required.
Once the option is added, you can customize the text of the option if you wish.
Check out our Add an Other Textbox Tutorial for more info!
If you are incorporating a large number of answer options for your Radio Button question, consider displaying the answers in multiple columns or try a Dropdown Menu for usability. To add columns, edit your question and update the Number of Columns field under the Layout tab.
On a desktop and most laptops the Radio Button question type looks like so.
When optimized for mobile devices the Radio Button question type looks very similar but with larger targets as mobile respondents will be using their finger to select answers.
By default, survey questions show one at a time on mobile devices to prevent the need for scrolling on smaller screens. For single-select questions, like the Radio Button question, the screen will automatically advance after an option is selected. You can turn off this one-at-a-time interaction if you wish.
Radio Button questions report as a Pie Chart, by default, with a summary table that includes a count and percent for each answer option.
See additional compatible chart types
Within the Standard Report there are various chart types available for visualizing your data. The below grid shows which of the chart types Radio Button questions are compatible with.
See what other report types are compatible
The below grid shows which of the report types Radio Button 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!
In the CSV/Excel Export, Radio Button questions display as a single column of data.