How to Display Survey Results Graphically (The Easy Way)

Are you ready to take the user data you’ve collected and build a survey results report with charts and graphs? In order to use your survey responses to grow your business, you need to be able to visualize all that data. In this tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to display survey results graphically using WPForms.

How Do You Read Survey Results?

Here’s a simple and quick process for how to analyze survey data:

  1. Create a visual representation
  2. Look for patterns
  3. Decide what action the results call for

We all know the human brain loves visuals. So following the above steps can help you spot potential issues with things like customer satisfaction so you can fix them and make more money online.

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So now that you know how to read survey results, let’s learn how to make a pie chart from a survey for quick data visualization.

How to Make a Pie Chart from a Survey

So, how do you read survey results quickly? Well, one of the easiest ways is to make a pie chart from a survey.

Let’s take a look at how it’s done in WPForms using the Survey and Polls addon.

Step 1: Find Your Survey Results

First, head over to the WPForms settings in the left hand panel of your WordPress dashboard and click on All Forms to locate your survey form.

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Next, hover your mouse over your survey form and click on Survey Results.

data visualization survey results example

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Step 2: Generate Your Pie Chart

Now, click on the pie chart icon on the upper right side of your survey results dashboard and your pie chart will be automatically generated.

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This works with Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys as well. Read about how to create an NPS survey in WordPress to get started.

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Want to regenerate the colors on your pie chart graph?

Simply click on any other chart icon then back to the pie chart icon to change the color of all the sections.

human brain pie chart graph

And there it is. These 2 simple steps get you a beautiful pie chart in just seconds.

Now that you’ve got the basics down and created your pie chart, let’s learn more details about how to display survey results graphically (the easy way, of course).

How to Display Survey Results Graphically

So you’re asking yourself how to graph survey results? Whether you’re using a survey results infographic template or a presentation software like PowerPoint, it’s easy to display survey results graphically with WPForms.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Generate Your Charts and Graphs

The steps above showed you how to make a pie chart and generate your graphs. You can also follow those steps to create line charts and vertical or horizontal bar graphs by clicking on the icons for the different chart types. With WPForms, your data is automatically generated into beautiful reports that are easy for the human brain to understand.

How do I make a chart for survey results

Have you read our post on the best WordPress survey plugins for your site yet?

And you can also scroll down the page in this section to find Likert Scale survey responses.

For this tutorial, let’s stay at the top of the page and move forward with exporting the pie chart.

Step 2: Export Your Charts and Graphs

Now, click on the dropdown in the top right corner that says Export.

survey responses and chart types

Here, you can choose between saving as a JPG or a PDF, or to print the graph.

For this example, let’s save the graph as a standard image file (JPG) so we can easily embed it into a survey report.

How do I make a pie chart for survey results

Repeat this step with each graph you’d like to use in your report.

Step 3: Embed Your Charts and Graphs

Now that you have generated JPGs of all of the charts you need to display your survey results, you can easily embed them into presentation software or a survey results infographic template.

This is especially helpful if you’re on a team and you’d like to present the survey results to other people.

Google Slides is a great (and free!) place to start embedding your graphs and displaying your survey data graphically.

Presenting Open-Ended Survey Results

One of the quickest and easiest ways to present surveys with open-ended questions is to create word clouds. And you can do it in seconds with this fantastic free Word Clouds generator.

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For instance, when we input the text of this article into the generator, we created this survey results example image:

infographic template word clouds

Pretty cool, right? And you can save your word clouds and embed them into your graphical survey reports for an impressive survey data visualization trick that really helps summarize all those open-ended responses.

In Conclusion

That’s it! You now know how to display survey results graphically. We hope this post helped show you how easy charting your site’s survey data can be!

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