Previewing a Survey

As of 12/13/21, Suzy has updated our survey preview feature! Our latest update allows users to click through and test survey logic, viewing the survey just as a respondent would. This interactive preview will give you that extra gut check so you can feel confident to launch your survey. You can test your survey yourself, or share the link for others to review! 

Survey preview is available for the following survey types:

  • Standard Surveys
  • Monadic Surveys
  • Screening Surveys

To preview your survey, simply click the “Preview” button from the “Review” page. This will open a new window with a preview of your survey. When previewing a survey, you will answer questions, just as a respondent would, to progress through the survey. If you try to proceed without answering a question, you will receive error messaging instructing you to answer accordingly (just as a member would!). This functionality allows you to view an accurate representation of the member experience. By providing your responses, you can test any targeting logic you’ve added to make sure all is working as intended.

  • Don’t worry, no responses during the survey preview are recorded and do NOT count towards your response count. Feel free to retake the survey as many times as you need!


The top header bar is not displayed to respondents! Use this area to navigate through your survey preview and keep track of what question you are on. The header contains:

  • Survey Title 
    • The icon next to the title indicates what type of survey (standard, monadic, or screening) you are viewing!
  • ‘Copy Link’ Button
    • Copy Link will copy the preview link, allowing you to share your survey preview with others who can help review and test your survey. 
    • Note, you can share that preview link with Suzy users and non-Suzy users alike.
  • ‘Undo’ Button
    • Pressing Undo will bring you back to your last step. 
  • ‘Restart’ Button
    • Restart will bring you back to the beginning of your survey! 
  • Targeting Logic
    • Any in-step targeting is displayed within the header. 
    • Hovering over the Targeting icon in the header will tell you which question it targets back to so that you can confirm the logic is set appropriately

When testing monadic surveys, please note that users need to select a concept within the header bar before previewing the survey! If you would like to switch concepts when testing, press restart to select another concept!


A few quick notes about Survey Preview:

  • Survey Preview is available until a survey closes! Your survey preview link will expire after your survey is complete. If you need a survey preview link for an expired survey, clone your completed survey and you will have access to a new preview link!
    • While a survey is live and still fielding, the preview link is still available from any shared preview link! You can also access your survey preview by pressing EDIT on the survey detail page and navigating to 'Preview' on the Review page.
  • When making edits within a survey setup, the Survey Preview needs to be refreshed/reloaded in order to incorporate new edits.
    • If your Preview tab is open while making edits; just refresh your tab or “Restart” your survey to apply any changes
  • Survey Preview currently shows the desktop experience for surveys, including images, question layouts, and logic. Survey Preview for our mobile experience is coming shortly!