View permissions on a survey

When you create a survey, you need to make sure your target audience can answer your questions. Here's how to check permissions for your survey so you get the results you want.

Updated November 18, 2016 thanks to customer feedback.

View permissions to view and edit a survey

To view a survey, you need Read permissions. To make responses, edit, and add items, you need Contribute permissions. The person who set up your survey can specify whether people can view all responses or only their own. Permissions can be inherited from the site or created as a special group for the survey. For more info see Understanding permission levels in SharePoint.

  1. Open the survey from the Quick Launch or Site Content.

  2. Click the Settings drop down menu,

    The Survey settings button on the top of an overall survey view

    and then select Survey Settings.

    Survey settings menu with survey settings highlighted
  3. On the Settings page, under Permissions and Management, click Permissions for this survey.

    Permissions and management with Survey permissions highlighted

You can see permissions here, whether they are inherited or unique.

Survey permissions for groups and users

For more info, see Edit permissions for a list or library.

Other survey related topics

Here are some additional topics that will help you plan, manage, create and more for your survey.

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