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IMAO, neither is perfect. Going for all-in-one-page has already been described in the previous answer. On the other hand, one-question-per-page is quite boring and monotonous. Survey designer should keep in mind that participating a survey is a favor from the user, not the other way around. Keep the questions interesting, concise while effective. And, ...
My suggestion would be to break the survey into meaningful chunks and present them on different pages so that users dont get overwhelmed by the amount of content and quickly click through. To quote this article With a single-page questionnaire, the respondent scrolls down to see the next question. At the foot of the page, there is a button to submit ...
Classic testing theory suggests you should use an even number of options as people tend to plump for the middle one. Even numbers force a more positive/negative decision.
It is perfectly acceptable for a radio group not to have a default selection if you don't want to influence the user's response (such as in a survey). Microsoft provides this advice in its design guidelines for radio buttons: Don't have a default selection if...The goal is to collect unbiased data. Default values would bias data collection.
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