SOFA makes it easy to survey people and analyse the results. Just make a simple survey form in Google Docs, send a link to the people you want to survey (perhaps individually, perhaps in a newsletter), and import the data into SOFA Statistics from the underlying Google Docs Spreadsheet ready to make tables etc. You can even embed the survey in a web page.
The survey page displays the link to the survey.
Survey results are automatically stored in the spreadsheet that Google Docs automatically makes when you configure your form.
The new spreadsheet will appear in your list of spreadsheets.
Google Docs Spreadsheets store multi-choice responses as text rather than numbers. This is probably not a problem if the data is categorical (order doesn't matter) but if you are analysing Likert scales e.g. “Very Unhappy”, “Unhappy”, “Neutral”, “Happy”, “Very Happy”, you want the results reported in the correct order.
To achieve this we must recode the data so that “Very Unhappy” becomes 1, “Unhappy” becomes 2 etc.
Fortunately, SOFA has a GUI for recoding values. See Recoding data for details.