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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.

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.

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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.

how to display survey results in excel

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

data visualization survey results example

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.

how to graphically display survey data

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

And check this out —

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 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

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.

You can also write a summary of survey results and embed your charts right into the document.

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.

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!

Need to set up your first survey? Check out our step by step guide on how to create a simple survey form in WordPress. You can also learn how to print form entries to PDF.

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Comments

  1. Hi! Is there a possibility to present survey results live? E.g. the user clicks on “Submit” and the current statistics are shown?

    1. Hi there! I am afraid, currently only Poll results can be shown on front end. Survey results can be seen only in the WordPress dashboard. If it helps, here is a guide to show poll results in confirmation message on submitting the form.

      For any further help on this, please drop us a line in support so we can assist. If you have a WPForms license, you have access to our email support, so please submit a support ticket. Otherwise, we provide limited complimentary support in the WPForms Lite WordPress.org support forum.

      Thanks 🙂

  2. I actually purchased WP Forms on the assumption that the survey results could be shown live on the front end on a page (e.g. via embed / shortcode etc). This seem like a really important and relatively easy to implement feature via shortcode. I would really ask that you look into providing this please.

    1. Hey Chris – I have gone ahead and added your vote to this feature request. I don’t have an ETA on when it can be implemented but it is always good to have feedback/suggestions from customers so that the dev team can consider new features for the future.

      I am sorry for the inconvenience!

    2. I just bought the upgrade to Pro an hour ago based on this assumption, too. Your feature specific pages make it look like it’s possible and that assumption isn’t contradicted anywhere in the specs provided before purchase. We need this feature and other customizations (such as turning off public display response counts) need to be available.

      1. Hey Jules – I apologize for the confusion, currently Survey results can be seen in a graphic format in the WordPress dashboard only. Survey results can’t be shown on front end. The basic reasoning behind this was, usually, Surveys are a private thing which you won’t like to show in public. For example, an employee satisfaction survey will never be displayed by company in the public or a customer survey will not be shared publicly on front end of the site. Admin can see them in the dashboard only.

        Polls are something, which are usually shown to public that is why our polls result can be shown on front end.

        Still, I totally understand if that is not something you agree with and I have gone ahead and added your vote to this feature request so that that our dev team can consider this for future.

        I am sorry for the inconvenience!

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