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The American Life Panel is available to researchers anywhere in the world. Running your survey in the ALP is quick, easy, and affordable. Our team handles all the details so you can focus on your research. Please contact us to discuss what services are best for you.

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Our Services

Survey Expertise
Our experts are available to help ensure you get the data you need.
Panel Helpdesk
Our helpdesk fields emails and calls from our panel members, in both English and Spanish.
Multiple Languages
ALP surveys can be fielded in both English and Spanish. We handle all of the translation work for Spanish surveys.
We take care of all the incentive payments to respondents. Panel members are paid quarterly at a rate of $20 for a 30 minute survey.
Invitations and Reminders
We handle all of the sample management, from selecting panel members to sending invitation and reminder emails, to tracking the fieldwork.
Methodological Experiments
We offer flexible services. Experiment with randomization, varying layouts, reminders and more to run your methodological experiments on the ALP.
Early Access
You can choose to embargo your data for up to one year before it is posted to the ALP Data site, ensuring you get early access to your data.
Real-Time Monitoring
We provide you with an administration portal link for your survey, so you can track the fieldwork in real-time and download the data at any time.
The ALP is a longitudinal panel, so you can run another survey in the future with the same group of respondents to effectively measure change over time.

Survey Capabilities

Your survey can follow any routing or layout from the simple to the complex— we’re happy to work with you to meet your specific needs.

Any Device
Our surveys use a responsive design, so respondents can answer surveys with desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Other Types of Data
Collect biometric data, GPS or IP location data, combine an online survey with a paper or smartphone diary, or conduct multi-methods research by combining survey data with in-depth interviews.
Include pictures, audio clips and video into any survey question.
Interactive Widgets
Include interactive graphs, drag-and-drop sorting, and other dynamic functionality in your surveys.
Surveys can be WCAG and Section 508 compliant, with accessibility features for people with disabilities.