How can I let my respondents pick 3 items from a long list and have them rank their selections?

  • Profile Image
    Asked on July 31, 2018 at 02:29 PM

    1.       In your opinion, what are the greatest strengths and assets of Lawrence County?  Please choose 3 and rank them with 1 being the greatest strength/asset. 

    Small town

    Cost of living

    Caring community

    Hometown pride

    Safety & crime rate


    Schools & academic institutions

    Charities & social services



    Recreational opportunities

    Entertainment & social gatherings

    Community events & activities

    Health care

    Mental health services

    Substance abuse & addiction services

    Day care

    After school programs

    Employment options and job security

    Activities for youth

    Services & opportunities for the elderly

    Services & opportunities for the disabled

    Adequate & affordable housing options

    Retail shopping options

    Access to grocery stores and food

    Transportation options

    Infrastructure (sewage, roads, utilities, etc.)

    Cultural diversity & race relations

    Other __________________________

  • Profile Image
    Answered on July 31, 2018 at 04:16 PM

    Hey @lhenry17 - Is this the form you're currently working on?

    I can see you're currently using the Orderable List widget. Unfortunately, based on how you phrased your question, I don't think this widget will work. Yes, it allows your users to re-arrange the items in the list, but you're specifically only asking 3 answers from your respondents and let them rank each with 1 being the greatest strength/asset.

    With that in mind, my assumption is that you wanted to let your respondents pick 3 strengths, then have them assign a rank for each. Will this be a good solution for your needs?

    The form above utilizes the Multiple Text Fields widget. The idea is to list all the strengths and allow your users to fill out a textbox right beside it where they can place their own rank (from 1 to 3).

    For example, if I'm a respondent, and I chose Activities for youth (1), Schools & academic institutions (2), Health care (3), then my response would look something like this: