Likert Scale Survey

Aug 01, 2013


I would like to use a Likert scale survey in my course, but I noticed that there are only 10 statements allowed.  I have 40 statements that I need the user to respond to.  Is there a way to get the Likert scale to accept more statements?



7 Replies
L Keith

Hi Leslie,

I have 40 individual questions that have no statements.  Basically the user would answer each question on a scale of 1 to 3. I want to set it up so that it is like this:


Answer the questions below to the best of your knowledge. There is no right or wrong answer.

Assign one of these numbers to each one of the questions below:

Responses: 1 = Very True 2 = Somewhat True 3 = Rarely True

Questions                                                                                                                                                     1           2          3

1. When people get upset, I try to smooth things out.             

2. I am able to listen to other's problems without trying to "fix" them and/or take away their pain

3. Green is a blissful color

Users will be able to select 1, 2, or 3 for every question. I am not sure how to set this up as continuous questions on the Likert scale survey.  I hope that answers your question. 

Leslie McKerchie

I understand what you are trying to do, but no, you cannot increase this number.  Are you trying to use a Likert Scale so that the questions will be listed on the same slide? Would you simply be able to have more than one slide for your sets of questions.  Just a thought, and others in the community may have some fabulous ideas.

Jose Antonio Gomes

Hello Leslie...

I'm trying to do a Likert but not using the question wizzard because the report just doesn't happen...

I'm trying to do it with radio buttons.

I have 8 questions rated from 1 to 4...

I have the triggers in place, the resultas are working fine but there's a problem...

When I press one of the buttons to respond the state goes to selected but when I move to the next question, the button from the previous question goes back to normal state...

What am I doing wrong... or radio Buttons only allow one choice?

Thank you in advanced for the help.

Christine Hendrickson

Hi Jose,

It sounds like the revisiting settings might be causing the trouble. Are they currently set to "Reset to initial state" or "Automatically decide"? If so, try changing this option to "Resume saved state" - that way, if you revisit that slide, the answer/radio button that was selected should still be selected when you return. 

If that doesn't help, are you able to share your .STORY file for your project here? We'd be happy to take a look.


Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Jose and Christine,

Jose, I was wondering if perhaps you need to set up Button Sets for each of the rows of buttons - they may currently be all set to Button Set 1.

For example, in the screen shot below I have two rows of 4 buttons. By default, they all belong to Button set 1. But I can

Select the buttons in Row 2, right-click and choose Button Set from the shortcut menu.

Then I can create a new set and give it a new name, e.g., Button Set 2.

Once I've done that, one button in each row will remain selected.

This discussion is closed. You can start a new discussion or contact Articulate Support.