Creative Research Systems recently closed, 40 years after the first sale of The Survey System. We are very proud to have outlived most other 1980s survey software programs. Our sincere thanks to all our clients over the years.
The site is staying active for an indeterminate period of time as a historical reference, and especially to allow continued use of our sample size calculator and other research information pages. These resources are used by thousands of people each month.


Survey Software - The Survey System

Software for Web Surveys, Mobile Surveys, Phone Questionnaires, etc.

The Survey System is the most complete survey software package available for all types of questionnaires and research projects from web, phone, PDA, or paper questionnaires. This exceptional survey software package is ideal for mixed-mode surveys, which combine two or more of those methods.

Survey Software Features

The Survey System's many time-saving features enable you to conduct sophisticated surveys and produce professional reports. Online surveys have many appearance options.

The Survey System survey software can record any type of answer and even record comments in respondents' actual voices with our voice capture survey module. Comprehensive logic instructions guide respondents through the correct questions, modify questions in ways that can yield better data, and check the validity of answers given. If you have existing data such as demographics or previous purchases for your respondents, The Survey System can automatically incorporate that data into each personís questionnaire.

Questionnaire Reporting Software with The Survey System

Produce results as tables, charts or text, even live reports of Internet survey answers. Elegant banners (cross-tabs) show results broken down by any data in the file. Customize reports to meet your needs, including fonts, colors, statistics, ranking, and etc. Results can be printed, uploaded to a web site, or exported to word processors, spreadsheets, or statistical programs like SPSS.

Surveys in Other Languages

You can run surveys in any alphabet-based language such as French, German, Italian, Spanish and so on without problems in The Survey System. This includes Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Thai, Russian, and other languages using non-Roman characters. You can also run surveys in Chinese and Korean.

Learn more about The Survey System Surveys in Other Languages.

"Purveyor of the Year"

Creative Research Systems was just selected from over 50 nominees to be named "Purveyor of the Year for 2011" by OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC.


OSI is the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Fleming's, Roy's, Carrabba's and Bonefish Grill concept restaurants. CRS provides survey software and research services to their international division.


"We deeply appreciate the recognition and honor," said CRS president Hank Zucker.

"Best Survey Software"

TopTenReviews selected The Survey System as the Best Survey Software of 2012.
"The Survey System gains our highest marks for survey creation, analysis and administration methods, making it the best survey software in our ranking... This is the only product in our lineup that offers all features and tools we considered. For these reasons, the Survey System earns our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award." Read More


Creative Research Systems
16 Duxbury Cove
San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel: (707) 765-1001
skype logo Skype: "surveysystem"