The Iowa Youth Survey is an effort conducted by The Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, Office of Drug Control Policy, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, and Iowa Department of Human Services.
Every three years, 6th, 8th, and 11th grade students in participating school districts across the state are surveyed on a variety of topics. Questions focus on student's attitudes and experiences regarding substance abuse and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments.
Data is available for 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008 on the Iowa Youth Survey website at: www.iowayouthsurvey.iowa.gov/.
Linda McGinnis at (515) 281-5444