But the fact is, respondents do lie.
(After all, if you lie on the survey, won’t you lie about being honest?) As reported by one survey analysis company, “Ask some survey data experts and you’ll hear that up to 50 percent of people in any given sample will provide dishonest responses on any given survey.
Is lying on a survey illegal?
Federal law provides that anyone who refuses to answer or willfully neglects to answer any of the questions in connection with any census or survey shall be fined a maximum of $100, or a maximum of $500 if the person gives false information.
Can you put fake information on surveys?
Yes, survey sites use information such as your birthday to not only confirm who you are but also to relay this data (like your age) for research purposes. So if you lie on certain parts, and they catch you it can look poorly on them to have inaccurate results and they can ban you due to this.
Are surveys bad?
Disadvantages. The reliability of survey data may depend on the following factors: Respondents may not feel encouraged to provide accurate, honest answers. The number of respondents who choose to respond to a survey question may be different from those who chose not to respond, thus creating bias.
How can survey results be biased?
Bias Due to Unrepresentative Samples. This means that each sample point represents the attributes of a known number of population elements. Bias often occurs when the survey sample does not accurately represent the population. The bias that results from an unrepresentative sample is called selection bias.