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Response publishing - what do published responses look like

Alexis Mackie -

This article explains what responses look like when they are published on your Citizen Space site. Please speak to your account manager if you are interested in learning more about response publishing.

What do published responses look like?

The public link into the published responses can be found at the top of the consultation overview page

mage of the consultation overview page showing the link to view published responses

When someone selects this link they are taken into the list of published responses. From here they can filter and read the responses which have been published.

For a response to be included in this list, first a respondent provides their consent (obtained via a consent question), and you set up which questions - and therefore their answers - will be visible to the public.

When people view a published response, they will see only the content you have set to be visible. Published results may be anonymous or might contain identifying information - this will be dependent on the consent question you have asked and the option the respondent chooses.

Published responses are assigned a unique response ID (see below image) which is seen by the public when they are viewing the published response. This is different to the respondent ID for the purpose of anonymity. 

A published response (set to share name, organisation etc.) looks like this: 

Screenshot of a published response showing the respondent's name, organisation and a radio button question with the option 'yes, you can publish my response in full' ticked.

By default, this view only shows questions that:

a) the respondent has answered, and
b) the respondent has agreed to have published, and
c) have been approved for publication by a moderator.

If the visitor ticks the "Include unanswered questions" checkbox in the left-hand column, then all questions in the survey will be shown. Questions whose answers which do not meet the above criteria will be left blank.

Examples of Response Publishing

Delib demo site: this is an example of response publishing while the consultation is open. 

Scottish Government: this is an example of response publishing being used by one of our customers.