YouGov Reviews – Legit or Scam?
from 96 reviews Review It is a website that allows anyone to become a panel member for free, in order to collect real peoples’ opinions from across the nation.

YouGov conducts polls and surveys about politics, public affairs, brands, and other topics of general interest. Once you become a member, you will begin receiving invitations for surveys. For every survey you complete, you will earn points.

The points you earn can eventually be exchanged for a variety of different rewards, including T-shirts, tote bags, gift cards, movie tickets, and sometimes even cash.

Not all surveys award points upon completion, however. Some surveys simply enter you into a monthly drawing for cash prizes.

A Different Kind of Market Research

Most market research companies are contracted by major corporations in order to discover what their target market is looking for in product development, advertising, or just general wants or needs., on the other hand, has a decidedly political aspect to their market research. They claim to be a non-partisan organization, whose surveys do not represent either a Republican or Democratic view.

However, YouGov does partner with outside organizations to gather opinions from their members. These surveys are completely confidential, and though your responses will be provided to an outside organization, none of your contact information will be.

When you sign up with YouGov, though, you must provide your accurate home address for two reasons. First, they need to know where to send your prizes once they’ve been redeemed. Second, some of their political surveys are specific to a region or voting population.

YouGov Surveys and Prizes

The average survey at will only take about 5-7 minutes to complete, though surveys can vary in length. YouGov says their longest survey will not run longer than 20 minutes to complete.

As for their rewards and prizes, you must become a member of YouGov before you can see how many points you must accumulate in exchange for a prize. Currently, though, they are giving new members a welcome bonus of 1000 points, so hopefully it won’t be too time consuming to earn a prize.


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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " YouGov " is 2.15 out of 5 based on 96 reviews.

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    Charry Grace says:

    January 21st, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    hello yougov I came from philippines. thank you for sending me more surveys. looking forward for more surveys to come. thank you! keep up the good work yougov

  • Nusantara Jaya says:

    January 14th, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Don’t waste your time…!!! Yougov never pay us…!!!

    On December 12th 2016, I reedem points 5000 points into SG$25. and than i got email that says i must wait the payment within 30 days…….

    But until January 14th 2017, the payment still not received

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    RawrCookies says:

    January 8th, 2017 at 2:42 am

    thanks for the heads up

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    patbisland says:

    January 2nd, 2017 at 10:32 am

    extremely disappointed with the Yougov survey experience. I have built up a total of 4450 points and then in Oct ’16 the surveys stop being dent by Yougov. I have attempted to contact them by email several times advising i will hear within 3 working days but nothing further! Coincidentally you supposedly receive a cash payment on reaching 5000 points. !!

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    Pete says:

    December 17th, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Total scam. Don’t join.

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    Chris says:

    December 8th, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I got to around 87,000 points, so I was very close to getting a $100 Visa gift card. Now I cant sign into my page. Total scam.


    Jerry says:
    January 14th, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I can’t sign in either ! TOTAL Scam !

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    Juanita Bailey says:

    December 6th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I joined a few months ago and I thought I had accumulated enough for $25 gift card and I did 2 surveys this morning that was supposed to add 1500 points but when I checked it said I had earned 0 points! I am not doing any more surveys waste of my time and effort. Would not recommend this to ANYONE. Waste of time and effort.

  • Jean Smith says:

    November 27th, 2016 at 6:29 am

    I have now accrued 4125 points and the surveys have stopped completely. I have not been able to claim a penny for my time. Don’t bother with this it’s a con.

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    Jaybe says:

    November 25th, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Like others, I have fallen victim to this scam. I had nearly reached 5,000 which has taken me over a year and now the surveys have completely stopped. I contacted YouGov and a week later given a lame excuse that they do not guarantee surveys and that my account is active. Funny how I was receiving surveys on a regular basis (I fact they were so predictable) and now nothing!!! I doubt if I will receive another survey ever again from this company. Disgusting really how they can be allowed to operate in this way.

    So be warned folks, don’t waste your time completing surveys for YouGov because you won’t ever reach 5,000 points needed to get £50. Its a scam.

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    AF says:

    November 20th, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I have answered YouGov surveys for several years and have earned and received two $100 Visa Cards (which worked). Admittedly, each survey does not earn a great deal, but I am interested in having my opinions counted.


    jainey says:
    December 3rd, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I, too, received $100 the first time. I have been trying to redeem for $50 for awhile now and haven’t been given a survey since June.

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    cindy says:

    November 5th, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I figured it was a scam. I will no longer take the time to answer surveys.

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    Wilfredo R. Adona says:

    October 17th, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Fair enough. But I’m waiting for you to say the legitimacy of yougov or illegitimacy!

  • Stuart says:

    October 5th, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Decided to look at the reviews before joining, needless to say I will not now. Very sad to treat people like they do.

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    Diane says:

    August 18th, 2016 at 7:45 am

    YouGov is not a scam. I have turned in my points and received a $100 Visa card twice. No problem. Be patient, complete the surveys and you will be rewarded.


    Tony says:
    September 27th, 2016 at 4:40 am

    I’m a UK member. I have been doing surveys for YOUGOV for a couple of years. I used to get surveys from them about twice a month. I am now close to reaching an amount I can withdraw and the surveys have completely stopped, I have not had one for months. I have contacted them twice politely about this, they promise to look into for me but never come back with an actual reply. I would discourage anyone from joining the panel. I think their policy is to send surveys to new panel members and avoid sending surveys to anyone nearing payout. If you join the panel be aware that could spend years answering surveys and get nothing for your input. I’m not saying this will happen to everyone but it is what happened to me.

    Maria says:
    August 18th, 2016 at 10:36 am

    How long did you have to wait for the visa card?

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    Maria says:

    August 10th, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Reedemed an Amazon gift card in June 2016 and still haven’t recieved it. Email them at the end of July and they said it could take 7 weeks for it to arrive. It’s now August and way past 7 weeks and still nothing.

    I’ve emailed them again and I have a feeling I won’t be seeing that gift card.


    G6 says:
    November 15th, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I redeemed for an Amazon gift card in August. After sending several emails, I still have not received a response or gift card.

    Maria says:
    August 22nd, 2016 at 4:09 pm


    Today 8/22/2016

    After sending two emails and complaining to them on their facebook page I finally received my Amazon gift card as an electronic gift card instead of having to wait for it in the mail.

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    Dianne says:

    August 2nd, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Recently joined yougov but I withdraw my account on it because I’ve read all those reviews about yougov. Before I read the reviews, It was alarming on how they survey personal information such as household information, how many people are you living with etc. This is a scam and they are doing something wrong!!!

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    Cory says:

    July 28th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I was a member for about 4 year up until. This month when I posted critical postings of Obama speech in Dallas as well as postings critical of Attorney Loretta Lynches private meeting with Bill Clinton And FBI Directer James Comey decision not to indict Hillary Clinton, after that all my postings were blocked tried to contact them via email I recieved no response draw your own conclusions.


    TJ says:
    November 16th, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I had the same experience. I called Trump a compulsive liar, racist, xenophobe, misogynist fraud, and they blocked my posts thereafter.

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    Misslalang says:

    July 21st, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    It is not a scam.Once my points reached 5000,I redeem for SGD 25. And I received it in my paypal account. It is real guys. But once I redeemed it, I have to wait for a week if I’m not mistaken. That’s all.


    delta says:
    August 11th, 2016 at 11:45 am

    it needs 65000 points for 50 usd amazon. How you got 25 for 5000 points

    Ranzel says:
    July 23rd, 2016 at 8:33 am

    hello, i would to ask to did you do that? to get a 5000points?

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    Lisa Dykes says:

    July 21st, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I got a $25.00 walgreens gift card in the mail today, it is real.

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    lune says:

    June 3rd, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Yougov is a scam! I am 50 points off claiming my first £50, guess what, the surveys have stopped! I have e mailed them to which they haven’t replied, It’s a shame, because I really enjoyed the survey.


    Jm says:
    November 5th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Same issue here. I guess they are trying to save money. They sent me an email about referring a friend instead, which means that if I refer a friend they would get more responses and not have to pay for it yet.

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    Mark says:

    May 23rd, 2016 at 10:54 am


    Did I mention this site/company is some sort of scam?

    After being a member for some time and getting over 20,000 points I decided to redeem, can you guess what happened?

    I couldn’t online, so I emailed support.

    After some time support emailed back saying I had entered inconsistent personal data 2 times which their system picked up as it is so finely tuned to double check everything and suspended my account.

    Support asked me to verify my personal details, which I did.

    After some time, support responded saying they had now found more than 7 occasions where my personal details were inconsistent and asked me why this might be.

    I responded perhaps I clicked the wrong button or dropdown as I did a lot of surveys at work flicking between screens.
    I asked for a percentage of surveys which they claimed were ‘inconsistent’ against the total number of surveys I had done.

    After some time, support responded and NOW said they had found more than 40 occasions where my personal details were inconsistent and that my account has been closed!

    So no response to how many surveys had errors as a percentage of all the surveys I had done and account closed and 20,000 points GONE.

    You have been warned – steer clear of Yougov!!!!


    Dan S. says:
    September 29th, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I thoroughly agree that for some reason after a certain period of time, they find some way to suspend your account. This happened to me, when I found that the 25.00 card that I should have been awarded did not arrive.
    I wrote to them, and discovered that my account has been suspended because of using more than one account…That is total BS because I have been getting survey’s from them at least once a week.

    I wrote them back, whether it will do any good, that I did not in any way try to sham their company. Further more, I told them if they are that technical that their people couldn’t tell a mature, reliable citizen, then just delete my account. Very disappointed in ugov!

    Jenny Lawson says:
    May 26th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Same here. My points were supposed to be exchanged for Air Asia Big Shot points. The transaction didn’t go through.Now I can’t get into my account. YouGov are now saying my details are inconsistent and have suspended my account.

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    sylvia stanley says:

    May 13th, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    It has taken 8 years to earn £100 from UGov the points have disappeared from my account and after numerous e-mails to them they just dont reply. It has taken a long time to earn this money and I am beginning to wonder if UGov is legitimate and i am going to take this further

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    EllenF says:

    April 28th, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Agree that they’re a bunch of liars. I cashed in my points for a $50.00 Amazon gift card last November (2015). By March 2016 I had e-mailed them three times because I hadn’t received it. They finally replied, claiming that their records showed it had been delivered (NOT), but out of the kindness of their hearts they would send me another card in three to four weeks. That was six weeks ago. I’m still waiting.

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    Pinky Lee says:

    April 14th, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Yougov is a scam.

    I have enough points to redeem $25 paypal award, but there is no redeem button for me to click.

    Emailed their support team, and there is no response for a month.

    Think twice before joining!


    celeste says:
    May 22nd, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Same here! They gave me $25 in HK dollars even when the website explicitly stated it was $25 SGD. Emailed them a few times and that was a few months ago. No reply yet

    CH Lim says:
    May 20th, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Yes, same here. I have reached enough pts for redemption and was not able to do so this time. They were trustworthy for my last few redemptions.
    I emailed their support team but no reply for a week. Now even can’t login into my account. Mostly likely they have have turned into a scammer.

  • Joyce lim says:

    April 5th, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I just joined, however, after reading all these negative comments, I’ve decided to withdraw, rather than wasting my time…

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    jeff a says:

    March 29th, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Have been surveyed for about 2 years and have received three $25 gift cards.

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    doshie phillips says:

    March 19th, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I have been doing surveys got cashed in points for a $25 k-mart card in 8 Dec. end of middle of Feb. no card I emailed you gov. a few days later my card came, then I got an email offering help. I let them know that I was pleased that I got my card, but when I checked the balance on the card it was $0 emailed them asking what was going on, still no response after 3 weeks

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    Christopher Brandon says:

    March 9th, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Total scam I had 30000 points redeemed for 25 dollar card never saw a thing! Called phone number left message after message,e mail messages also never got any response. Maybe the companies that pay them should do the same things they do,not honor what the advertise!!!

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    Ahmed Fouad says:

    March 9th, 2016 at 8:21 am

    They’re 100% scammers .. bunch of thieves

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    RL says:

    February 29th, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    SCAM! I’ve been a member of YouGov for several years, and was saving up for the $100 cash payout. One day my account just disappeared. Customer “service” keeps telling me that no account with my email address exists, and that I am entering the wrong email address. Of course this is ridiculous. I know my email address and had been receiving email from YouGov there for years. With my repeated inquiries, they just repeat the insult that I don’t know my own email address. This exchange has been going on for 5 months now. Obviously, they’ve deleted my account. They’ve stolen hours and hours of my time! BEWARE!

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    Yolanda says:

    February 28th, 2016 at 12:14 am

    I have been doing surveys for over 2 years. In Nov I had 100,000 points earned. I had a choice of an amazon or visa gift card. I chose Visa and within a couple of weeks I got my gift card. No issues. I even got an email telling me my card was in the mail. I average 2 or 3 surveys a week since I went into my profile and asked for more frequent surveys.

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    Christopher Haas says:

    February 11th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    THIS WEBSITE IS A SCAM !!!!!!!! I became a member in 2014 and by November of 2014 had earned enough points to cash out for a $25 gift card. This is the u.s. Site that I am talking about. They do NOT return phone calls. I tried 25 TIMES!!!!!! If you don’t believe me go on their site, find the number that you have to work HARD to find, and call them and see what happens before you sign up and wate your time. They are located in San Jose California and the BBB will NOT DO ANYTHING to help you once you are scammed.

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    Madyson says:

    January 18th, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I’m just confused, YouGov was working great for me and a friend of mine, however then YouGov started saying I was out of surveys, same for her. I haven’t gotten a new survey in 48 hours and I just wanted to know, has anyone else had this problem?


    Guest says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The surveys aren’t continuously available. I have done yougov for over 2 years and have gone a week or two at times without surveys coming in.

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    marvelous says:

    December 11th, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I am a bit worried about this site. I wanted to know whether this is a scam or a legit one.


    Guest says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I just redeemed for the $100 Amazon card. They mail it to you, the don’t give you a code to redeem automatically. 4-6 weeks is the promised time.

    abx says:
    December 13th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    yougov totally works. i’ve gotten 2 movie cards frkm them and have already used them! try it!

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    Joe Harper says:

    December 8th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    They will never pay out, total scam. Don’t waste your time. Liars and thieves


    abx says:
    December 13th, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I’ve gotten two $25 movie cards from yougov and they’ve each worked :) not a scam

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    Sheena says:

    November 11th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    can’t speak for the American version, which sounds like it’s run quite differently to in the UK
    but in the UK one you can exchange points for competition entries, or save them until you can cash out at £50.
    I have just reached my fourth payout with them.
    hard to say how long I’ve been on it, it’s been a while.
    I had two payouts in cheques, back when they sent you a cheque in the post, and this is my second payout since they switched to paying into your bank account.
    so that’s £200 I wouldn’t have had.
    there was a bit of a lull, for quite a long time with very few surveys, but for the previous payment through to this one, I’ve had a fairly consistant stream of a few a week, getting a pound or two worth of points every week. which isn’t bad going.
    it takes much longer to reach payout than the others I use, one of which pays out at £4, but screens you out of surveys a lot, and mysurvey, which can sometimes be a bit quiet, but a lot of the time I’m getting £10 worth at least twice a month, into paypal, and sometimes they send you free stuff to review.

    but obviously, when you reach this payout, it’s much more satisfying. can’t remember how long it takes to go into your account, but I don’t remember it taking any longer than it said last time

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    Michael says:

    October 28th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I have been doing surveys on their site for two years. I finally got enough points (65000) to get a really good prize. When i tried to log in to my account to claim the prize, there was some sort of problem that would not allow me to log in. It has been almost two months, and I still can not log in. I have sent seven emails over those two months and am still waiting for an answer.


    Guest says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I just claimed for my $100 Amazon, and can say that until about 6 weeks ago, I would get about 5 surveys a week. Once I approached 99k points, the surveys stopped coming; twice I had tech errors in the surveys and they quit in the middle. In the past 6 weeks, I received 3 surveys. Not the same as your problem, I would file a BBB complaint. Out of the 26 filed complaints, 13 were resolved. You’ve got a 50/50 shot to get this fixed with them.

    Lisa says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I am having the same issue. I even tried calling the phone number they have online and NOTHING. I am very upset because it has taken such a long time to acquire the points and then we are unable to redeem them.

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    makayla says:

    October 21st, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    How do i get points other than taking surveys?

  • Hilda Binyon says:

    October 19th, 2015 at 8:53 am

    How can I redeem the reward for my 3450 points? Getting a bit worried, after reading all these worrying negative reports


    abx says:
    December 13th, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    i dont think you have enough point yet. Usually to get a prize you have to have 30,000 points or higher

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    Nongnuch says:

    October 19th, 2015 at 6:53 am

    YouGov is SCAM, I became a member this panel since beginning of this year and I’ve made withdrawal SGD25 since beginning of Oct, 2015 until now I still don’t get my reward yet as they mention that reward will be paid within 10 business days.

    I also sent the e-mail to ask the support for this matter, but no any respond.

  • christine says:

    October 12th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I dont think YOUGOV us a scam. I have been paid with a Target store card before. Their surveys are not too long, and fun,but it takes too long to be able to cashout for rewards. I got a $50.00 store card but it took me almost a year to get enough points for this. They are an honest company but it takes too long to get rewards.


    Amieibi says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Was the voucher sent to your home or to your email

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    patricia says:

    September 25th, 2015 at 5:52 am

    yougov is a liberal VERY VERY biased site that erases opinions they do not agree with, primarily EVERY opinion that is remotely conservative. yougov will suspend accounts which do not reflect their liberal agenda. as such, their polls are HIGHLY UNTRUSTWORTHY, particularly if you are a conservative republican.


    Guest says:
    February 10th, 2016 at 8:54 am

    How would you know how they operate internally?

    Jack says:
    November 8th, 2015 at 9:22 am

    While I agree that YouGov surveys are always quite biased towards the Liberal side of things, I’ve never heard of them suspending an account that disagrees with their leanings. I always say that I am a Conservative, and still get one or two surveys sent to me each week. I’ve cashed in for rewards more than once and have never had to wait longer that 1-2 weeks to receive them.

    Aaron says:
    October 6th, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    That sounds suspiciously like something someone who has tinfoil wrapped around their head would say. Hint: No liberal has tinfoil wrapped around their head.

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    Andrea says:

    September 19th, 2015 at 6:40 pm is a SCAM
    I signed up because recommends you get it because you accumulate points that can then be used to scholarship entries . I’ve done so many surveys and it never records it .
    I am so disappointed in this website using students to get information but not following through.
    I always get emails saying that I have a new survey waiting for me and even though I’m signed in it makes me do the survey and then it says if I am a member.
    I kept thinking the points will show up eventually but no .
    Don’t sign up .
    Don’t answer there questions.
    This website uses you .


    G girl says:
    September 28th, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    All you have to do is leave a comment with your email in customer service and they will give you the points if you tell them how many you didn’t get. It has happened to me several times and they give me the points every time.

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    Mohd Najib Mohd Amin says:

    September 18th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    My 1st impression to this site actually was good..but now, i have doubt because i have reached 5000 pts and according to them i can converted those points into money mean $25..but when i hit redeem button,only appears Air Asia Big points option only..i wonder,then i email few times to them..unfortunately,i never receive any singe reply yet…so,my feeling now really disappointing with their services..


    G girl says:
    September 28th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    you have to have at least 30000 points to redeem anything

  • neutral says:

    September 8th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Been a member for 6 months, they are consistent with surveys and polls, however, I can’t see my balance of points or anything other than polls on their site the menu drop down is blank the only option I have are polls cannot see or do anything past that using windows 8.1 on Lumia 635 mobile. Today an attempt to contact YouGov will be made will post my results in future post’s.

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    Bobbie says:

    August 30th, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I have 92,000 points and recently have been locked out of the main site several times. Had to change my password many times with still no ability to get in. This happened before and eventually got in. My take on it is you have to wait to get a new survey, take it, and don’t mess with trying to check on current responses and opinions.


    patricia says:
    September 25th, 2015 at 5:58 am

    absolutely. yougov is a fraud. thier customers should be forewarned. do not spend money getting your product polled on yougov. they are liars, cheaters and frauds. i have been locked out due to posting opinions that are adverse to their liberal standards. regardless of your political inclinations, yougov has no right to censorship as they seek to have customers hire them to conduct unbiased polls on their products.

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    Jasmin Johnson says:

    July 27th, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I have been a member of YouGov for just over 6 months. I have recently accumulated 5000 points and applied for my £50. I’m skeptical after reading reviews yet hopeful that my reward will be credited to my bank account. Within the first 4 weeks of being a YouGov member I received an email stating I had won an iPad from the YouGov ‘raffle’ that you automatically enter into as a new reviewer – of course, I thought it was an absolute shame but since I lived in uni halls it was neither here nor there that I replied to the (legit looking) email address with my home address. A brand new, sealed, John Lewis bought ipad mini arrived within 2-3 weeks. No, I do not work for YouGov nor have any “interest” in conning reviews – my email is available upon request to confirm this “story” ;) I have earlier emailed them concerning a follow-up survey that was meant to bank me 300 points and customer service replied promtly and politely, no complaints there. (Only complaint is that the final stage of the 3-part political survey has never come, so still waiting on those extra 300 points meant to be earned from that). HOWEVER, I have honestly filled out each survey, reading the questions (mostly) thoroughly and answered honestly. I’m pretty sure most of the people complaining and slating YouGov as scammers have themselves filled out the surveys half-arsedly and are now complaining for being busted for inconsistent answers. You get what you give. From a happy student who has sold the ipad won through YouGov and will update if/when I receive my £50 reward.


    Elizabeth says:
    October 7th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Jasmin
    I am due to claim my 5000 points soon but I am worried about giving yougov my bank details do you think it is safe to do so

    patricia says:
    September 25th, 2015 at 5:59 am

    your story is a lie. they only reward in 500 point increments.

  • Lim says:

    July 19th, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    you need to have 5000 points for exchange of $25…hmm


    patricia says:
    September 25th, 2015 at 6:06 am

    no! they tell you that you need 25,000 points to redeem a $25 gift card. then when you get that many points, they raise the bar to 30,000! they erase opinions if they are conservative. they cannot be trusted to poll products in an unbiased manner. potential customers please beware!!! i have no reason whatsoever to lie about this. i am not a customer, but a member participating in polls. i honestly do not do it for the money. i don’t even need it. i do it to engage in political discussions and i have been edited, suspended and erased because i do not fit within their VERY liberal agenda. they CANNOT BE TRUSTED to review your product accurately. i say this as a courtesy with nothing to gain by telling the truth.

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    hanna says:

    July 10th, 2015 at 1:21 am

    yougov was good but any more i redeemed my money for a two months now but they didnt send my money nor answer the emails.
    the site SCAM

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    G White says:

    July 7th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Some of my points mysteriously disappear, i.e. the total drops to lower than it was a few weeks before, even though I had never used any, or entered any in their ‘PrizeDraw.’ This has happened twice now. I’ve contacted them, and if they don’t give a satisfactory explanation I’ll have nothing more to do with them. It could be a case of error or crafty embezzlement by someone on their staff.


    Robin says:
    August 29th, 2015 at 1:47 am

    I had the same problem with my points. I had 53k then checked and it was 52. Completed a survey and I don’t see nothing today. I’m pissed! They better have that website under maintenance or whatever but I better get my points from this damn company

    llily says:
    July 20th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    do u think maybe since u weren’t on it you lost points

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    Cadriah says:

    June 20th, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I am very angry and disappointed with you .I thought this is a site to be trusted but I was wrong .You have taken all my information and sold them to all these companies all over the world .and I am sick and tiered of getting hundreds of emails and text they are trying to sell me all kind of things I do NOT want or need. youGove you should be ashamed of your self .I was giving you my information and opinions in good faith. not for you to sell .this should be against the law.I will never ever do another survey for again .so just leave me alone and stop emailing me.if you don’t I will take legal action against you.


    Feizz says:
    September 17th, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Maybe a company that wants to sell you a dictionary or grammar guide will contact you. If they do, take them up on their offer.

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    Ed says:

    June 17th, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I redeemed 1000 points for 500 Air Asia Big Points on Apr 27. On FAQ page, it said i would receive the Air Asia points within 10 working days. Well, i’m still waiting and i’ve sent 3 emails to inquire. I’ve still yet to receive a response. This could be a scam. Communication is dismal.


    Ed says:
    June 19th, 2015 at 11:07 am

    The day after, i finally received a reply and a prompt transfer of the 500 Big Points. They are legit, but slow in communicating and handling of rewards.
    Better than nothing! Thanks You Gov.

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    Abdul Razzaq says:

    June 16th, 2015 at 4:07 am

    is there any way to get more and more surveys as we can or we just have to wait for the surveys to come by YouGov ?. or this is just a scam ?


    patricia says:
    September 25th, 2015 at 6:09 am

    not only is it a scam; but your opinions will be changed, erased or manipulated. don’t waste your time.

  • arlen wyatt says:

    June 10th, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    how do I find out how many points I have

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    jim says:

    June 4th, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    easy surveys never get kicked out try others. took a year to get $100 cashed out for visa $100 and i got it in 2 weeks

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    David says:

    May 9th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I’ve been a YouGov member for 7 years. I accumulated 100,000 points and cashed them in on March 28 for a $100 prepaid Visa card. The site said it would take 4 to 6 weeks to receive it. I waited seven weeks and wrote to an email address that’s listed on their survey opening page. I received a reply from Kelly Conner saying she would look into. That was two weeks ago. I am now sure the awards are just a scam to get free information and that those making positive comments are YouGov trolls.


    Bobbie says:
    August 30th, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    My husband got a 100. Visa card but it took quite a while. It isn’t a scam. I also got a Macy’s 50 gift card that took only a few wks. to receive.

    jim says:
    June 4th, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    my $100 visa it took 2 weeks made it in less then a year

  • Jane says:

    May 6th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Weird. I did get a $50 gift card, took a few months but I also had missed some. Id I hadn’t missed them. It said 4-6 weeks and I got it in about 3 weeks. So I’m sorry to all of you who thinks it’s a scam. It worked for me, and I used just fine as well.

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    vnk says:

    April 9th, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I saw the review and the comment about YOUGOV. And I am really thankful to share this review on internet. This is really helpful to me.

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    Sue says:

    April 8th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I have recently added two feedbacks on Yougov and I get the message that they are reviewing my response. As far as I am concerned, my comments are not offensive at all. I replied to the UKIP Sleaze that seems to be full of UKIP supporters. Also, when I try to reply to other things It seems to be full of Conservative or right wing supporters. Am I being suspicious. I don`t think so.


    Cory says:
    August 14th, 2016 at 10:42 am

    And I thought I was the only conservative to be silenced which happened in July when I wrote post criticizing Obama speech in Dallas Loretta lynch private meeting with Bill Clinton and James Comey decision not to indict Hillary

    patricia says:
    September 25th, 2015 at 6:12 am

    this is hilarious!! i have been fighting yougov for ERASING my CONSERVATIVE opinions. yes, i am a conservative republican who has been suspended for my conservative posts TWICE! read my prior posts here if you think i work for yougov. i am on a tirade because of my “suspension”.

    Matt says:
    April 25th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I suggest you look at the wikipedia entry for yougov and note the two founders, one currently is a conservative mp the other has stood for election under the conservative flag, I think the name of the company is a bit misleading, it implies a degree of legit officialdom but in fact is a Tory front company, handy for giving distorted results at times of elections huh?

    I wonder if Grant Shapps has anything to do with them too?!or the wiki entry!!!

    I don’t know if this post will get past the Conservative Parties search and destroy web bots that hunt and destroy anything inconvenient on the net

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    VVSM says:

    April 8th, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I started doing surveys in YouGov from June2014 and I am able to collect 30000 points in mid of February 2015.I have redeemed 25$ gift card and I received it on time.The survey length varies from 5- 15 minutes based upon our answers.We generally get 3 or more surveys per week.So I you can spend some of your time you can earn points.Also the point accumulated will not be revoked at any point of time.I like YouGov very much.

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    james says:

    April 2nd, 2015 at 11:17 am

    does anyone know customer service email address?


    GeoL says:
    May 19th, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Try these but don’t expect much. These addresses came from an email that pretty much gave me a pat on the head and told me to go home and quietly wait. I no longer take their polls.

    YouGov | 50 Featherstone Street | EC1Y 8RT | |

    Sue says:
    April 8th, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Sorry, but the only response I get is to see their help pages. This has happened twice and I would like contact number as well.

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    Debbie Thompson says:

    April 2nd, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Firstly, they are asking opinions. That costs me nothing but time. If I don’t have the time, I don’t do the survey.

    I have been a member for 5 years. I have redeemed points for a tote bag and a $20 Shell gas card. Received both items, no problem. I go through periods of time (months) that I ignore the surveys. Then I will do them again for a few months. If I never received one thing from them, I wouldn’t feel scammed. Just not that invested in it. I just like someone asking my opinion!

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    Scam catcher says:

    March 31st, 2015 at 4:57 am

    This is totally not worth it, pathetic way to attract people, such a scam

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    Karen says:

    March 18th, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Ok. So I had recently accumulated 5000 points and requested for the $50 award. When I clicked on “Redeem Cash” on the website, the page redirected me to my account’s dashboard only stating that I did redeem $50 without any instructions on how I would get it. I emailed the YouGov team lots of times but to my disappointment “No Answer”. It took me a year to earn those points and I had constantly answered their surveys only to find out that I have been scammed. I would be maybe boycotting these scammers in

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    belinda says:

    March 17th, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I participate I’m all the surveys allowed for me 2 take via my smartphone
    I just cashed out for the Walmart 50$ card and it didn’t take but a lil
    Over a week and I received it 2day, checked balance and for sure it
    Was loaded with the money, I read everyone reviews and it made me
    Skeptical but they honored what I was promised, so I don’t understand
    Everyone’s complaints although I’m not saying ur complaints
    Aren’t legit, but I’m proof they did what they said..happy and satisfied

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    Robert A. Makucin says:

    February 23rd, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Very brief. If I do not get a response by 2/27/15 I will stop in and see the Attorney, then I will write an article and submit to the Hartford Courant.
    Phone 860-349-5699


    patricia says:
    September 25th, 2015 at 6:17 am

    i am angry at yougov for suspending my account due to my conservative posts; HOWEVER, yougov DID very promptly mail me a $25 gift card when i accumulated 30,000 points. after stating that i only needed 25,000 points, but still, my only complaint is not the $$, but the censoring of my opinions.

    Lube says:
    March 21st, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Curious as to what the attorney said about you not getting a $50 Applebee’s card? Did he offer to take the case for free or did you spend 1k to get your card? Yougov must be crapping their pants knowing Saul is on the case

    Heidi C. says:
    March 17th, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    I’ve joined last month and took part on a few surveys and I had set my settings to recieve with doing just one survey per wk but seems that they just send em to me whenever.After looking into all this now it just seems that there’s more bad than good reviews.I’m done with all of them!

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    Tim G says:

    February 16th, 2015 at 5:36 am

    My points reached 4850 last August and then no more surveys. I got around to querying this last month and never got a reply. YOUGOV are just a bunch of spivs!

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    Patricia Robinson says:

    February 9th, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I have not tried to redeem points yet. All these negative remarks are discouraging.
    I have written a few times about questions ad had no problem.

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    Jim R. says:

    January 29th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I submitted my request for a $50.00 give card and received it in about two or so weeks, To my surprise the card was loaded with only about $11.00 when I tried to use it. I have since unsubscribed from the surveys. Take too long to accumulate points and them the request was not for the amount it stated it would be.

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    Warren Breaux says:

    January 25th, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Where is my damn amazon gift CARD SCAMMER?


    Ahna L. says:
    February 5th, 2015 at 7:36 pm


    Ahna L. says:
    February 5th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Right?! It took SO very long for me to earn all of those points for a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Early December is when I redeemed it and the site popped up a message stating that I would receive it within 4-6 weeks. About 5 weeks after not receiving the card, I contacted YouGov. This was on Januaray 13th. I asked them where my card was and if it were on its way. They never replied, yet the website continued to remind me about surveys. I decided to contact them again (today). I added a bit of a threat to my message. I’m hoping I can scare them enough into straightening out and giving me what I was promised. YouGov should be shut down..

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    al says:

    January 17th, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    It’s just a scam!


    Billy bob says:
    February 7th, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    The law enforcement lol what are they going to do? Shake them down for your 50 dollar Walmart card

    Reece says:
    January 22nd, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I redeemed my 35,000 points for a $15 dollar amazon card, but never got the reward. I emailed them and called the panel membership line and no response back. I will be calling the Law Enforcement about this scam next week if I dont get a reply.

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    Brian Shaw says:

    January 5th, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I to have been a member of Yougov and managed to accrue about 78 points, and without warning they stopped sending me surveys, I asked them why,and they tell me I have been flagged and I cannot reteive the money for my points earned, this has got to be a con,and should be investigated

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    James S says:

    December 31st, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Made 5000 points quick enough, probably took about 9 months. No issue with getting surveys.

    BIG issue with actually getting any money. I requested payment by bank transfer and 4 weeks on there was nothing. No response from emailing support[at]yougov[dot]com and they refuse to respond over twitter as well.

    YOUGOV IS ONE BIG SCAM – They’re never going to pay out.

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    Sandra says:

    December 19th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Same as many others, account suspended without notification, only told when I emailed them. Asked why, same as many others, they claim I have given 3 different birth dates . Nearly 2000 unclaimed points. Never reply in 3 working din the UKys more like 3/4 weeks and only then when pushed. Who can I complain to UK?

    I never get political surveys as I believe that I am too left wing nor right as others complain.


    Pete says:
    December 19th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I have 4850 points and not had a survey since August, when I mailed them they just said I had been suspended.
    I am of the opinion that they don’t want or can’t pay up

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    Jared says:

    November 5th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Very similar to Andy’s experience. I was a member for 2 years, have accumulated 4,500 points, was looking forward to my £50 voucher and… I got banned. They don’t respond to emails.
    Looks like scam but, from the other hand, I never answered trustfully, just clicked at random on their answers without reading. Sometimes my 3-yr old clicked. :)

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    Bill says:

    October 31st, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I was a member for over a year, but they suddenly suspended my account witout notifying me. When I asked about this they took ages to reply, then seid there was some inaccuracies. I asked them to investigate as there had been a problem with my computer (the digitizer on my ipad made typing difficult) they never got back to me. I have over 2000 points that I want to redeem.

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    Me, London says:

    October 22nd, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Had been doing YouGov’s surveys for years without any problems.
    Then I stopped getting surveys for the last two months. I wrote to them to ask why and I have been told that I have entered my date of birth incorrectly 3 times, so have had my account suspended.


    Reading the newer reviews, it seems that I am not alone. Others are getting their accounts suspended for similar reasons. I also never received a notification to tell me this, just silence.

    I have 2000 points earned. I have just written to them to keep my points because they obviously mean so much to them. And I have asked them to delete my account. I would say to everyone – avoid avoid avoid! I suspect that youguv are now in financial trouble and do not wish to pay out, and this stupid banning/made up reasons are just a way to get free surveys done.


    Lubinewski says:
    November 16th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I agree never got my points either

    Jerry says:
    November 5th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’ve accumulated 4800 points and stopped getting surveys. Couldn’t contact them, but frankly, I don’t care.

    And the same crossed my mind – they don’t like to pay out, just make up silly excuses.

    tom says:
    October 30th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Snap, did exactly the same to me and I reacted the same as you. I think the police need to investigate these scammers.

    Tom says:
    October 30th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Did exactly the same to me and I reacted the same as you. They were legit but now they are a SCAM. AVOID EVERYONE – seriously. The Government should take action against them.

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    andy says:

    October 20th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Got to 4300….was looking forward to withdrawing my £50 for some xmas shopping…then i got banned. they said i didnt answer truthfully!!! wtf how do they know what my opinions are. big con, they should be banned

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    barg says:

    September 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 am

    They stopped sending me surveys saying I had put my date of birth in wrong, I had got 3500 points which they wiped out a big con

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    Roberto says:

    September 14th, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Was a member for 3 + years, encountered a technical problem about a month ago and contacted them multiple times to get their assistance in getting it corrected. Problem still exist and have not received a response from them. I have noticed several other areas of concern with them and am going to cancel my account. Would not advise anyone else to get involved with them.

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    Terrence says:

    August 13th, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Very similar to Elizabeth’s review. I too have been a member of for several years and in the past redeemed my 30k points for movies tickets. At first the movie tickets arrived in less than two weeks or so. I’ve written now 3 times to no avail for my latest redemption. Both my wife and I have redeemed our points for movie tickets several months ago and are still waiting. It all comes out in the wash and it’s obvious that there’s little management. I simply quit responding to the surveys which I’m sure will be the case with many others.


    ansi says:
    September 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    hi, I tried a billion time to redeem but link on reward page don’t work. Tried to contact them but never got the answer. I will surely remove my account but need to cash my 50$, I spent a lot of time with them. Any advice?

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    Come On says:

    August 6th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    This site is clearly working for retail and commerce and not for the well being of citizens. All of the surveys that I have done were about my shopping habits. What a scam. I was really hoping that this was a productive and healthy organization but of course the almighty dollar is again the focus.

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    Elizabeth says:

    July 12th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I have been a member of yougov for about 4 years. I was getting rewards until 3 months ago. I was to receive 2 free movie tickets and waited 3 months for it to come. I contacted yougov 4 times. I first time someone did respond and said they would look into it. That was 2 months ago. I emailed them asking what is going on. On the forth email I said if they didn’t get back to me I was going to post that people need to beware and close their accounts. Well here it is. I am canceling my account and I think anyone else that has an account do the same. I belonged to reward as well when their scam came up. Do not put up with this crap.

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    Dan Owen says:

    May 25th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Appears to be a total scam.

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    Juan R. says:

    April 25th, 2014 at 11:19 am

    After reading all the messages here I am so glad I decided to do my own research. Most online surveys are scams! Take for ever to get points, when you actually get them and even worse to get the rewards. Lets avoid them all.
    Thanks for sharing. I wont waste time with this one.

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    mickers says:

    March 29th, 2014 at 2:05 am

    It kills five minutes while your boss isn’t watching and soon enough it adds up….

    if you want to get more points, do every survey you get from them, they ask qualifiers in some surveys so if you don’t so one survey that has a qualifier in it, your missing out on two sets of points.

    I got up to 5000 points and fifty quid in about 6 month.

    Gonna try answering more left wing as some other people have said that might get me more surveys to do, but I doubt it, some people think everything’s a conspiracy. YEEHAW!

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    Kurt J says:

    March 23rd, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    You will get more surveys (and more gifts) if your answers fall into the liberal category. Conservative profiles do not qualify for Political Polls, the methodology is to build a Left of Center profile base and then refer to it as broad spectrum or across the board. You can test the validity of this by registering under several different names and creating a right-center- and left profile. Your left leaning profile will get the most polls. If you do that don’t ask for gift redemption’s as it’s ethical. The Democratic Party and the Obama Administration, among others, then use these poll results to justify their actions. Even the name “YouGov is misleading
    Note that after you sign up with YouGov you will continue to receive occasional e-mails no matter what actions you take.


    Shauna says:
    October 28th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this!! I always answer conservatively and have been getting less and less surveys!

    Andrew says:
    June 2nd, 2014 at 4:57 am

    What a pile of rubbish.

    Juan R. says:
    April 25th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Kurt, thanks for being honest and helpful!!!
    The lefties are always trying to scam people!

    mickers says:
    March 29th, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Hey Kurt, ironic you getting mixed up between what’s ethical and what’s UN-ethical, huh?

  • Nick says:

    March 15th, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Daaaaaaamm thanks guy’s I was gonna join but now I wont

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    raincntry says:

    March 5th, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I have been taking YouGov surveys for over 7 years. I finally accumulated 100,000 points and cashed them in for a $100 visa gift card. That was in August. It took me 4 months and about 20 emails, including threatening to take them to court. Each email was met with a very helpful “We’re sorry and the card has been reissued”. I’d wait 3 or 4 weeks, and nothing. We played that game 3 times before it actually showed up. So, they are real, they do give out rewards, you just need to stay on top of it and continually bug them.


    Sick1234 says:
    September 21st, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    who rates the comments and if i can rate a few how do i do it here?

    Sick1234 says:
    September 21st, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I been with them 2 plus years and only have 28500 points. I do EVERY survey and only have enough for a t-shirt after all this time. after I do cash out, I think i am done with them raincentry, your case,is my case in point, it took u 7 years to earn $100 and months of emails to finally get paid I do many other sites and have earned thousands of dollars in the time for me to make these lousy points.

    ansi says:
    September 21st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    HI, can you give me the best email to get to them as the support email, never got the answer. So depressing.

    Juan R. says:
    April 25th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Actually after reading your message it is loud and clear this is a scam!
    7 years for just $100 visa card and you have to fight to get it? come on! That is a waste of time and energy.

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    GL says:

    February 21st, 2014 at 10:30 am

    DO NOT USE YOUGOV! IT IS A SCAM! Waiting for & chasing payment since November. They do not reply to emails. On the rare occasion that they have replied they just say they will look into it & get back to you but then you hear nothing. I would AVOID this company at all costs. I think its safe to say now I will not be receiving my payment. The surveys are time consuming & payment is non existent. Its all a BIG CON.

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    Dave says:

    February 16th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I am down 2,500 points since I have started keeping track. They don’t even respond to you about your missing points. It’s very disappointing.

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    Laura says:

    February 13th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    They often fail to award points so you have to keep your own personal count of your points.

    Their respondents seem to be overwhelmingly right-wing, which means their results are heavily skewed. There seems to be no oversight of what polls they’re sending whom so we place no stock in their supposed results.

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    Frank View says:

    November 14th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    How reliable can a poll be from an organization that only allows their members to take part in polls???

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    Rashadhi says:

    November 12th, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I got my 50$ yesterday in UAE. Thank You – YouGov

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    Bob says:

    September 25th, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I could care less about the “prizes”. I’m concerned about the personal info they sk for.
    In every survey Yougov throws in a question or two that has nothing to do with the subject but is personal about you. Age, Gender, Annual income, et
    It is the sort of information that if it were all ask on ONE survey, you’d NEVER dream of giving it all to some unknown person on the internet.

    It doesn’t take very long (a half dozen or so surveys) before they could have amassed a marketer’s “dream database” about you.

    How do we know that aren’t selling our personal info to spammers … or worse?

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    Laraine says:

    August 15th, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Hi there,

    I submitted my claim for £50 at the beginning of April 2013, and understand it could take up to 28 days to get payment, but as of today 15/8/2013 I have received nothing despite as others, sending emails and only getting an auto response. I did get one reply which said they had problems with their April payments and were looking into it, but this is ridiculous.

    I though they were a reputable company obviously not so.


    GL says:
    February 21st, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I claimed payment in November. I have emailed chasing it so many times. Was told at first the finance department had a backlog. Now I only get ‘we’ll look into it & get back to you emails’ & guess what…they never do. Seems like the whole thing is a con.

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    DIANITA says:

    July 20th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Redeemed on April 9, 2013, until now, nothing, emails ignored!!!!
    So pissed off. Stopping my survey until I got paid.
    Few years I did the surveys!!

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    Carolyn Gum says:

    June 18th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    After reading these reviews, I know now that I am another victim of yougov. I joined this survey site over 4 years ago and just got to 100,000 points in early May. I am still waiting as of today, June 18th 2013. I have also sent emails and no response from yougov. I am very disappointed because it took all this time to build up enough points to finally redeem for only 100 dollars. It was not worth it. How dare they ignore all these loyal members. Whoever these people are, they represent what is wrong with this world. People walking over others to get what they want and then just ignoring them when they dare to complain. Shame on you. Shame on me for not researching before this to see if there were complaints about yougov before I invested so much of my time.

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    Liza G says:

    June 17th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I have also been with yougov for 4 years now and like everyone else here, i have had problems with yougov on redeeming my points. It has took me 4 year to earn a measly 35,000 points. I redeemed them for a $15.00 amazon give card and it has been more than two months since i redeemed them. And like you all here, I’m sure i won’t receive it either. I am very pissed off that you can honestly do their stupid surveys that don’t make sense, and they lead you to believe that you are earning points for alright prizes (believe me , not everything is good prizes. I would want to be caught dead with a yougov tote bag or t- shirt) and all in the end you get nothing.

    You wait and wait and eventually you try and contact them and all they do is ignore you. Which in the end it gets you more pissed off. I can say that as of today i am not doing any more surveys for them and I am deleting my account with them. They can fuck off with that gift card I ordered. I don’t even want it because I am not desperate for it. I’m just really mad that they lied to me and everyone else that’s a member with them. If you are reading this I can tell you this….

    LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t email me any more surveys and once I delete my account,don’t ask me to come back like you always do.


    mickers says:
    March 29th, 2014 at 1:56 am

    oooooh I love a good break up!

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    Debs57 says:

    May 8th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I worked for 3 yrs to obtain 100,000 points with Redeemed them for the $100.00 check well over 6 weeks ago and have never received my check. My emails are ignored.
    I reported them to the BBB in Palo Alto, CA – where their U.S. office is located. There are hundreds of online complaints about them not paying out rewards. They appear to be a HUGE rip-off. I would not recommend yougov surveys to anyone. I DO recommend that everyone who has been scammed by them to file a report (online)with the BBB.


    Liza G says:
    June 17th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you for doing your research with them. I did not know that they did not pay out like they are suppose to. I went online to see if they had any complaints and sure enough they did. I would not waste my time with them any more. I have many other sites that i am a member with and they sure pay out and pretty well too.

    beth says:
    May 20th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I also have been waiting 5 weeks for my cash reward and my e-mails have been ignored! Can someone give me a phone number to call? I am feeling very ripped-off!

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    Margo Jackson says:

    March 24th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    YouGov obviously doesn’t care what I think about anything other than bloody brands (in which I have no interest whatsoever). All I get is surveys asking stupid questions, such as: Would you be proud to work for one of these brands? or Would you recommend this brand to a friend? YouGov is a completely boring and long way to get £50

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    Sheila says:

    March 7th, 2013 at 2:36 am

    It can take quite a long time to accumulate enough points to get £50 but I’ve recently claimed mine. It was paid into my bank quite quickly.
    I do find that survey invitations are not as frequent as some other survey sites but, once you are offered one, you don’t get screened out, ( an annoying feature of some sites}. Some of the surveys can be quite long and repetitive but I’m prepared to take all that are offered to build up points. You have to be careful at the end of each survey to decline the offer of redeeming points for entry to the prize draw if you want to save the points.

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    Daniel says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    It is a slow process to get enough points for a reward but you only have to sit in front of computer for about 10 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. I have redeemed points several times and never had a problem. I have received movie tickets. restaurant vouchers and cash rewards. it takes about 4 weeks to get them.


    n13 roy says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Ironically, since I posted my comment on here, I have now recieved the £50 from You Gov, which went into my acoount recently. WHY it has taken so long is a bit of a mystery though, as I’ve not actually recieved any explanation at all. Very odd indeed…….

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    Elaine Guardiani says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I have found th surveys from You-Gov okay but reached the 100,000 point of completed surveys and redeemed the points for the $ 100.00 cash award. I have never received the check and keep sending emails but do not receive a reply. They keep sending me new surveys to complete and I can’t believe they would do that after not paying out the prize money they have promised. I would say don’t waste your time if you are doing the survey for the eventual cash prize.


    Debs says:
    May 8th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I have experienced the exact same thing with yougov. I worked for 3 yrs to obtain 100,000 points. Redeemed them for the $100.00 check well over 6 weeks ago and have never received my check. My emails are ignored. I reported them to the BBB in Palo Alto, CA – where their U.S. office is located. I would not recommend yougov surveys to anyone. There are hundreds of complaints online about them. They appear to be a HUGE rip-off.

    n13 roy says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’m having the same trouble with You Gov at the moment too in the UK, I requested my £50 cash reward way back in November 2012, and am STILL waiting for it to be credited to my account, despite MANY E-Mails to them, as of today, I have not received a sensible reply to explain WHY !!!!……

    Jacquelyn says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Did you ever recieve the cash prize? because i have did the same as you and haven’t received it either, it says it can take 4 to 6 weeks. if i don’t see by the sixth week then i think we should look them up on the better business bureau. i am so angry at them and you are right, they keep on sending surveys and the one i just completed was about what happen in ct. which is very sad what had happened.

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    L says:

    October 14th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I’m now convinced it’s a scam. After way too much time and work to earn the points for the $100 reward to begin with, it’s now been 6 months since I placed my redemption request, and I’m not getting any response to my inquiries into the missing redemption check never received. They seem to only be reachable via email – and don’t seem to respond to that if it pertains to owed money…..but my inbox is still regularly filled up with all their newly available surveys.


    Elaine Guardiani says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Hello L, I am having the exact same problem with You-Gov. I redeemed my 100,000 point level the beginning of October and have been waiting for the $ 100.00 reward check. I have been sending emails to their service department but they NEVER respond or acknowledge them. I tried to call one of their sales offices but was told they are individual companies who work for YouGov and have nothing to do with their policiies or procedures. I worked hard for that money and am very very disappointed all those ssurveys were for nothing! I guess we have been taken!

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    Paul Pagliaeulo says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I have been participating in YouGov polls for many years. The quality of their surveys continue to get poorer and poorer. It seems that there isn’t a real thinking person constructing their surveys but they seem robo generated lacking any real intelligence or survey best practices. I have never attempted to receive any kind of payment from YouGov as i didn’t participate in these surveys for any financial reasons. That said, however however, it would be nice if i could easily divert any financial remuneration i might earn to a charity of choice.

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    mallory says:

    March 19th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    There are a lot of flaws with YouGov that I have discovered after many (at least five) years of membership. I am in the US so the point system I refer to is based on that scale.

    1) They will often times notify you about multiple surveys. You can see them under your list of “available surveys” but as soon as you complete one, the others will disappear and you will be notified that there are no surveys waiting. This happens more and more as your point accumulation increases.

    2) Very, very rarely do you ever get anything more than the minimum points for completion. I can only recall three surveys where I was awarded 1000 points, but typically no matter how long or detailed the survey, it’s 500 points.

    3) Customer service will respond to any question with “we will look into this and get back to you” but they will never EVER get back to you.

    4) They are very good about redeeming the low level point prizes, but not so good about the big point prizes. And the quality of the prizes has changed. I redeemed for a t-shirt awhile back and it was a cheap flimsy comparison to the shirt a friend of mine had redeemed for a year earlier.

    5) After 5+ years and only one other prize redemption, I am still no closer to the big money prize. I’m determined to stick it out but I would not recommend this particular site because of the amount of time it takes to get the top prize: 100,000 pts at 500 per survey = 200 surveys at 5-20 minutes each. That’s a ridiculous amount of time for $100.

    6)Finally, the surveys themselves need work. They will frequently repeat surveys and even repeat questions within the same survey. Quite often they are biased where almost any answer leads to the same idea, but you can’t skip questions.

    Other times they just don’t make sense. A question will ask you if you’ve tried a product and you might say no. The next five questions might ask you to choose words to describe or review the same product you just said you never used or heard of. You can’t skip the questions so you have to say something you’ve never tried is “better than other brands because it’s good quality” – doesn’t seem ethical.

    If you just love taking surveys and don’t care what happens to the information next you might enjoy it. I joined thinking I could complete a survey every week and earn some extra cash. Sometimes I go months without getting a survey. Or I get one and it’s very long and/or biased.

    Not worth the effort at all.


    Amanda says:
    September 22nd, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Thank you so much for the heads up! It’s much appreciated. I will not be joining now, because I hate wasting my time ;) Do you have any suggestions on sites you’ve found that really do work, and pay out?

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