How to Report Survey Results

People conduct surveys for numerous reasons. For example, businesses may want to launch a new product or service and may need a market analysis to see if there is a need or audience. These survey results are an important aspect of the report, and it should include background information, a break-down of the results and your conclusion.

Create an introduction to explain why you conducted the research, and list the factors to give your audience a better understanding of why the survey was conducted. Document the goals and objectives you hoped to achieve through this survey.

Specify how data was collected for the survey. Was the information captured online, over the telephone or was it a paper-based survey? Also include who and how many people it was sent to, in addition to how the evaluation was conducted.


Describe your results and bring to attention the key points that were uncovered in your results. Summarize your results in brief statements and include your conclusions from these findings. Your conclusion and recommendations should be based upon your survey results.



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Stacey Price started writing for various websites in December 2009. She has an associate degree in public health administration from South Eastern University. She has spent many years working in a hospital setting in the human resource field. She also writes about travel, parenting and beauty/personal care, drawing from more than seven years experience as a licensed cosmetologist.