According to FCC regulations outlined in the 2015 TCPA Omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order, you need
permission to send text messages to your survey audience and you need to record their consent.
For Instant Census customers who have survey participants text in to join, Instant Census will automatically
record the participant's text message consent for you. But if you're uploading a list of phone numbers into
Instant Census, FCC regulations indicate that you must retain documentation of consent for each participant,
whether on paper, via email, via text message, over the phone, or on a web form - you just need to document
how and when you received it.