Star Rating Question Type

What is a star rating question?

A star rating question is a type of rating question that allows users to rank attributes on a 5-point scale represented with stars. It is a 5-point matrix question, but instead of radio buttons or check boxes, stars are used to represent it.

What are the benefits of using Star Rating ?

Star Rating gives researchers the opportunity to produce question and answer styles that incorporate a greater breadth of answers, as well as enable animation and interactivity.

How can I setup Star Rating question type ?

  • Step 1: Go to
    • Login »  Surveys »  Edit »  Add Question
  • From Standard Question Types select Star Rating question type and click on the Next button.
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  • Step 2:
  • Customize the Question Text and Answer Options here.
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On the survey the question will display as below:

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Can I edit the number of stars for this question?

You cannot edit the number of stars for this question. The question is a 5-star question per the standard used in star rating scales.


There are various settings available with this question type:-

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1. Validation and Display settings:

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  • Validation:There are various types of validations QuestionPro provides.
    • You can set the question to be mandatory ( Require response) Check how
    • You can code your own javascript validation for the question.Check how
  • Randomize Answer Options:You can randomize the answer options. For example: For a test if you do not want the students to see the options in the same order to avoid cheating. In case you want to exclude any option from randomization, you can do that as well. Check how

2. Look and Feel:

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  • Embed Video: You can insert a video into the question using Youtube or Image library. Check how
  • Display: You can add alternating colors for your options. It becomes easier to read as well as it looks good. Check how
  • Question width: You can change the question and answer width for the question in the survey. Check how