Question timing

You might have noticed the question timing filters and wondered about the terms tracking, cyclical, and archived.

Tracking questions are those that are always collecting responses, such as those on demographics.

Cyclical questions are those that are published seasonally. For instance, questions about income tax preparation might be run in the early months of the year, while questions about school supply shopping might get more responses in the last summer and early fall, and holiday-related questions would be run near the relevant dates.

Archived questions are those that are no longer collecting responses.