Church surveys

Collect real-time feedback from your church members with church surveys with Swift

Church survey questions

With the ability to quickly collect feedback, opinions, and other data from church members, church surveys come in handy for a variety of purposes. Whether you want to know how satisfied your church members are with the church services, how long they have been attending your services, how far they travel to attend, or any other information that could be useful to you, collecting this information with church congregation survey questions is the way to go!

Tips for developing church survey questions

If you’re ready to start creating church congregation survey questions, the following tips will help make sure your surveys are a success.

Before you create your church survey form with Swift Polling, first ask yourself what the desired outcome of the survey is. Are you interested in learning more about the demographics of your church members? Are you looking for ways to improve your church services? Do you want to know what your church members would like to see more of? These, and a number of other objectives will form the basis of your questions. Be sure each question you include in the survey takes you one step closer to reaching that objective. 



For surveys of all kinds, it’s often best to keep your questions, and the survey itself, as short as possible. Respondents may get overwhelmed with lengthy surveys, and this causes them to either not complete it, or complete it without thoroughly reading and understanding the content. Ultimately, this leads to inaccurate results that won’t help you in the long run. 



Depending on the type of feedback and information you’re trying to collect, there are different question formats that might be right for your church questionnaire for members. 

What are the keys to a good mobile survey?

When you create a mobile survey for church members, there are a few qualities to focus on to make sure the mobile survey is effective, user-friendly, and gets a high-response rate. 

Clean and simple: If church members are completing a survey on their mobile device, it’s important to stick to a clean and simple design that isn’t too distracting or busy. Keep logos and branding to a minimum!

Short surveys: In most cases, mobile surveys are best kept between about five to ten questions. 

Answer options are easy to click: Make sure the response boxes are large enough that they are easy to click on using fingers rather than a computer mouse.

Church survey template

Take a look at these sample church survey questions for the inspiration for creating your own survey.

How long have you been attending our church?

A) Less than one year

B) Less than five years

C) Less than 10 years

D) For 10 years or more

What is your favorite part of attending our church?

A) The community

B) The religious education

C) The events and group activities

D) Other

How well do you feel our church meets its members’ needs?

A) Very well

B) Well

C) Somewhat well

D) Needs improvement

What would you like to see more of at our church? Please type your response in the answer box below. 

How could we make our church more welcoming and inviting for new members?


Do you agree the church spends money in a way that aligns with our mission?

A) Yes

B) Somewhat

C) No

D) Not sure

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FAQ for Interactive Q&A

Here are some common questions and answers about church surveys you won’t want to miss.

What are examples of survey questions?

Here are some additional examples of church survey questions to include in your next survey.

Do you attend church events outside of regular services?

A) Yes

B) No

Are you interested in volunteering for church projects and events?

A) Yes

B) No

How well do you understand the mission of the church?

A) Very well

B) Well

C) Somewhat well

D) Could use more clarification 

What are the types of questions asked in a survey questionnaire?

Survey questionnaires can include a number of question types. For mobile surveys, it’s usually best to stick to multiple choice questions without too many options to choose from. For web or written surveys, adding open-ended questions where respondents can answer in sentence form is also beneficial. 

What are the steps of a survey?

The first step of a survey is deciding on the survey objective. Once you know what you hope to achieve with the survey results, you can then create questions that meet this need. Then, you launch your survey with the audience of your choice. As the results come in, they will be collected and displayed on your Swift Polling dashboard. You can choose to share these results with participants as they come in, as well as exporting your results for later use.

What should be included in a survey?

For starters, your survey should include instructions so participants know exactly what is expected from them. Additionally, a survey should include questions that are clear, concise, and straightforward. 

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