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When it comes to collecting survey data online, you've got options. Here are data on six popular survey hosting Web sites. The rates listed are for the basic, entry-level service. All the sites offer free trial services with limited features, as well as more expensive plans offering advanced features and room for more participants.

Rate Participants allowed Can participants save and return? Download to analysis software? Password protect your survey?
PsychData.com $25/month; $0.35 per 50 questions and $0.35 per 50 respondents $0.35 for every 50 responses Yes Yes Yes
SurveyMonkey.com $20/month 1,000/month Yes Yes, via Excel Yes
Zoomerang.com    $200/year Unlimited Yes Yes, via Excel No
SurveyGizmo.com $19/month 1,000/month Yes, but only for higher-priced plans Yes, via Excel; direct to SPSS with higher-priced plan Yes, but only for higher-priced plans
QuestionPro.com $15/month Unlimited Yes, but only for higher-priced plans Yes, via Excel Yes
HostedSurvey.com Sliding scale, starting at $0.50 per response Up to 1,000 responses Yes Yes Yes

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