We get a bunch of survey forms from our real estate owner every year and sometimes it takes weeks before we can send it back. Given a choice, I would prefer to answer free online surveys than a pen and paper form. I wonder why our real estate owner can’t provide us with an online survey when most households acquire a computer with internet nowadays. If we fail to send it back, we get another envelope enclosed with a reminder this time. I can’t help but grumble everytime a thick envelope arrives in my postbox and the common logotype is smiling at me, projecting a message like “hey, here I am again”.
Not only that, I get this old-fashioned survey forms at my work, too. These surveys present the same questions every year. Again, I, oftentimes, forget to hand it in. Once, my employer gave us the entire meeting time to just answer the survey. She might have been tired of waiting or reminding for unreturned forms. I wish the company that provides the survey questionnaire would give us an option to answer and submit it online instead. I check both my private and work emails everyday so there’s no way I’ll miss it, rather than a paper that will just be piled and left untouched.
There are a lot of companies that offer professional and free online surveys around so it will not be a problem to find one that suits the surveyor’s profile. I have stumbled on sites with online polls many times and it’s rather convenient to be able to see the result immediately. As for the pen and paper surveys, we’ll have to wait for months.