About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of 12th grade students who report never using alcohol
Number of 12th grade students
- ... in your lifetime?
- ... during the last 12 months?
- ... during the last 30 days?
From the 2009 Monitoring the Future Study:
On how many occasions (if any) have you had alcohol to drink - more than just a few sips.
[Mark one choice for each line.]
- 0 occasions
- 1-2 occasions
- 3-5 occasions
- 6-9 occasions
- 10-19 occasions
- 20-39 occasions
- 40 or more
Students are considered to have never used alcohol if they respond they drank alcohol on 0 occasions in their lifetime. Data are based on students in attendance on the day of the survey administration. A description of the Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) has been published by NIDA.
Additional resources about the objective
- Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2009. NIH Publication No. 10-7583. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2010.