Using radio buttons instead of a sliderby matt on August 19, 2009
Q: I have a survey on my site and I want to give the user the option of agreeing a certain % with a statement. I was thinking about using a slider (0 – 100%) where people can slide it to select how much they agree with the statement. I am wondering if this is the best solution.
I would suggest you just add 5 radio buttons (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%) to your survey. The reason I would suggest radio buttons over sliders is that sliders can be very annoying. They can cause problems where by people cannot get the value at the exact spot they want. It also causes problems with reports because with a slider there are 101 values (0 to 100) but with the radio buttons you have 5 possible values.
My suggestion is that you use radio buttons instead of sliders if you want to add a way for users to show how much they agree or disagree with a statement in a survey.Read Question Here