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Our participant pool is profiled, high quality and fast. The average study is completed in under 2 hours. Filter participants using 100+ demographic screeners (e.g. sex, age, nationality, first language), create custom screeners, or generate a UK/US representative sample.
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US nationals
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UK residents earning over £20,000
Parents who voted leave in the Brexit referendum
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  • Find your target audience

    2 Find your target audience

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    3 Collect responses

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Behavioural research

Deeply understand how people around the world feel, think and behave.
Use Prolific's unparalleled prescreening system to quickly find niche or nationally representative samples at the click of a button. Read CBS's story

User research

Learn why and how users use your product or app, and how you could improve it.
Prolific can help you check in with the right target audience so you can make informed product decisions. Easily run longitudinal studies. Read MeasuringU's story

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Get on-demand insight into the needs and wants of customers and market trends.
Use Prolific's self-service platform to get insights in hours, not weeks. Our high data quality means you get deep, accurate insights. Read Arbit's story

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University of Oxford

Prolific has proven invaluable in my PhD so far. It's allowed me to conduct multiple behavioural experiments that otherwise would not have been feasible.

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PhD Candidate

University of Bristol

I used to dread posting studies online, but Prolific has made online data collection something I look forward to.

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Columbia University

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