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I completed a Poll Fish survey and only received $0.005
I completed a Poll Fish survey and only received $0.005
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What Does it Mean if I am Disqualified or Screened Out From a Survey?

Have you ever been working on a survey and been notified that you were disqualified or screened out? This can be a little jarring, and you may be left wondering what that means.

In short, it means that you do not meet the criteria for the survey. Surveys are often put together with a very specific target market in mind. That means that every additional person that takes the survey who does not fit in with the target market should not be answering the questions.

For example, a survey about kids’ snacks is probably not looking for answers from adults without children. Similarly, a survey about baby toys may not be looking for answers from parents of teens.

This means you were disqualified from the survey or screened out which can happen in the middle of a survey. Depending on the survey or research tool, you may receive some type of notification when this happens. It is possible that you will just see a message indicating that you are no longer eligible to continue in the survey. If that happens, it simply means that you did not fit into the parameters of the survey.

What if I am Disqualified Accidentally?

It is possible that you were mistakenly flagged as not being part of the target market. This does sometimes happen. If you believe this has happened, you may want to reach out to the company conducting the survey and explain the situation. They may be able to help you participate in the survey or compensate you in some way for a re-screening.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about being disqualified or screened out in a survey. We hope this article has been helpful.

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