Monitoring the Future
Alternate Titles(s): MTF
- The Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth annual surveys explore changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Each year, large, distinct, nationally representative samples of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in the United States are asked to respond to drug use and demographic questions, as well as to additional questions on a variety of subjects, including attitudes toward religion, parental influences, changing roles of women, educational aspirations, self-esteem, exposure to sex and drug education, and violence and crime - both in and out of school. In each grade, students are randomly assigned to complete questionnaires with a subset of topical questions in addition to a set of core questions on demographics and drug use.
- 1975 - 2012
- Geographic Coverage
Adolescent (13 years - 18 years)