Hi Dean, +1! Yeah, that was my first thought too. It's one of those 'artsy-craftsy' areas in survey design ... The checkboxes don't provide as much 'in-depth' information - but they are a good bit easier to work with on the analysis end, and they require less thinking and effort on the respondent end. Maybe the best balance would be to throw a catch-all text area on the end ... "Tell us anything you wanted to tell us that we were too dumb to leave you a spot for to tell us with ... right heah!" As a first effort, though .. I don't think an "OMNIBUS" design is a bad way to go! [Omnibus is a survey design where a large number of folks with slightly different interests each get to ask just enough survey questions to almost give them what they need to work with. It's like trying to have one survey that makes Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing *all* happy at the same time ... while simultaneously keeping the survey short enough to keep the respondent from hanging up the phone ... but long enough to make sure their dinner gets cold! When balanced *just so* --- It's quite an art form!] ;-) RonL. -----Original Message----- From: Dean Mah [mailto:dmah at shaw.ca] What you have works for me. Alternatively, you could just add an open-ended question to the end of each of the specific sections (weo and leo) asking what topics they would be intereseted in.