Oh, Indira Reddy I think that we may be misunderstanding one another. My comment was just an explanation. I thought that you didn’t know why it was in there bc you asked. I was just answering. I have NO feelings about it either way.
I do agree that it should be an optional field, absolutely. Most requests for demographical data are not mandatory.
Like, I have never seen one that was. Ever.
You know, I create surveys for work sometimes and when you create a question you have to tell it what to be. And you can make the whole survey mandatory (all questions) or you can decide on a question by question basis if the survey taker can skip a question and advance to the next or not.
I wonder if it was just an error in e survey design? Because I agree, mandatory would be very unusual.
I wouldn’t send feedback JUST BECAUSE they were forcing me to answer questions unrelated to the subject.
Anyway, that’s way longer than I intended to make this comment. ☺