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How to Add a Linear Scale in Google Forms (2024 Update)

In this article, we will show you how to add a linear scale in Google Forms easily in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below.

What Is a Linear Scale in Google Forms? 

A linear scale in Google Forms allows respondents to select a value from a continuous range. This is typically used to indicate a level of preference or agreement, such as from “Disagree” to “Agree” or “Unsatisfied” to “Satisfied.”

How to Add a Linear Scale in Google Forms

1. Click on the “+” button to add a new question.

On the left sidebar, you'll see a “+” button. Click on it to add a new question to your form.

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2.  Select the “Linear scale” question type.

A list of question types will appear beside the question. Scroll down until you see “Linear scale.” Click on it.

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3. Adjust your scale's range.

Determine the range for your linear scale. By default, it should be set from 1 to 5. Adjust it by clicking on the numbers and setting your desired range.

what is linear scale in google forms

4. Input your question and define your end labels.

Type in your question at the top. Then, label the lowest and highest points of the scale. For instance, if you’re measuring satisfaction, you might label the low end as "Very Unsatisfied" and the high end as "Very Satisfied".

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5. Preview your form by clicking on the eye-shaped icon at the top right.

On the top right corner, you'll see an eye icon. Click on it to preview your form and see how the linear scale will appear to respondents. 

what is a linear scale in google forms

It should look like the photo below.

linear scale on google forms

That's it! You've successfully added a linear scale to your Google Form. Adjust and customize as needed for future surveys and assessments.

We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of how to add a linear scale in Google Forms. You might also like our articles on how to create a voting poll on Google Forms and how to shuffle questions in Google Forms. To optimize your workflow better, we recommend reading our guide on sending Google Forms responses to multiple email accounts.