National Geographic Community is a global on-line research community comprised of people who love National Geographic and the work we do. Members share their opinions with us on our products, services, political issues, lifestyle, and more. This on-line community will help National Geographic understand the needs of it's most engaged customers and provide a place for members to interact, share ideas, and opinions.
National Geographic Community is being powered by Toluna.
To be eligible to participate in the National Geographic Community you will need to complete an initial survey. Once this survey has been completed you will become eligible to participate. You will find this registration survey if you go to the "Join Now" page of this Website.
No. Participation is free.
If you forget your password, go to the "My Profile" on this Website; click on the link next to ‘Forgot your password?" and enter your email address to request a password.
For each study, you will receive an invitation by email to participate. The community research will be conducted on the Web. All you need to do is click on the link, or copy and paste the Website address into your browser window. Then, simply follow the instructions on the screen to complete the survey. The survey link will also appear on the community website usually in "My Activities" page.
Not necessarily. We will do our best to identify studies that look like a match based on your profile, but sometimes our needs may include criteria which is not part of our membership information. In these cases, the only way to know if you qualify will be to ask you up front in the survey. In cases when your household does not fit the criteria, we will try and notify you quickly and release you from completing any more of that survey.
On average, you will be sent a survey invitation about once or twice a month, at most. There will also be new QuickPolls posted to the site on occasion, as well as new discussion forums for you to participate in. You are welcome to take part in as many surveys and discussion forums as you like.
On average, our surveys are approximately 5 minutes; however, some can be as short as one question and others can be as long as 10-15 minutes. All surveys and activities are completely voluntary and we let you know the approximate length of the survey in the invitation so you can plan accordingly. As well, surveys can be stopped and restarted later from where you left off if you are in a hurry.
Yes, community members can opt-out by logging into My Account and clicking on the link at the bottom of the page to cancel their membership. Alternatively, members can submit a request via the Contact Us form or send an email to support@NatGeoCommunity.com with the word "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.
As a member of the National Geographic Community, you may receive different types of compensation depending on the type of research you participate in.
- It enables us to contact you about research (i.e. surveys, discussion forums and/or poll questions) you can take part in and to also let you know if you've won a prize for your participation
- It enables us to contact you with surveys that are specifically relevant to you and your lifestyle
- It helps us to analyze the survey data by different categories such as gender, age or the region consumers live in
Don't worry – it will not be possible for any individual respondent to be identified from the results. Your information will only be used for research purposes.