Monitoring the Future: Questionnaire
Responses From the Nation's High School Seniors. Monitoring the Future
12th-grade descriptive results for nearly 2,000 items are now available
in annual volumes for 1975 through 2012. Comparison between volumes allows readers
to understand the changes in viewpoints, attitudes, and experiences of young people
over the past 36 years. Questions include drug use and views about drugs, delinquency
and victimization, changing roles for women, confidence in social institutions,
concerns about energy and ecology, and social and ethical attitudes.
The Education-Drug Use Connection
is now available. This book focuses on the fact that adolescents who do well in school are less
likely to smoke, drink, or do drugs. It addresses the question: Which comes first -- drug use or
school failure? See a description of the book or
the related press release.
The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD)
completed its fifth data collection in 2011 in a collaborative effort in nearly 40 European countries. Modeled largely after
Monitoring the Future, this series of surveys reports national survey results on 15- and 16-year olds and MTF data from 10th-graders are included.
The goal is to compare and track substance use among countries. A report
of the study's 2011 results is available. Visit the ESPAD website for
information on securing the full report. Comparisons with results in the U.S. are in a short
press release from MTF.