The person who conducts a survey is called a Surveyor. What do we call the people who take the survey and answer the questions?
Respondent noun 2 A person who replies to something, especially one supplying information for a questionnaire or responding to an advertisement. ‘most respondents to our questionnaire considered their practices to be in accordance with current medical guidelines’ - ODO
See also the following entry from the same page:
Respondent adjective 2 [attributive] Replying to something. ‘the respondent firms in the survey’ - ODO
Here are some examples of the term in use:
It is worth noting that the term surveyee, though not present in dictionaries, is used with meaning of:
- a person who is subject to a survey.
The are numerous usage examples from academic sources:
From Business Statistics:
- "It is useful when evaluating a survey that tests which option the surveyee prefers, but not by how much."
- "Both a structured and open-ended approach was applied to questions and interviews. Surveying was structured so each question had a number of predetermined responses from which the surveyee could choose. In this way all companies ..."
- ... *"the interviewer approached another customer.If the customer consented to participate, then the surveyer asked them the questions. After the survey was complete the surveyee was asked to complete demographic information on their own."