SA-3.1 Increase the proportion of adolescents who disapprove of having one or two alcoholic drinks nearly every day—8th graders
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of 8th grade students who report their disapproval of people who take one or two drinks nearly every day
Number of 8th grade students
From the 2009 Monitoring the Future Study:
Individuals differ in whether or not they disapprove of people doing certain things.
Do YOU disapprove of people doing each of the following?
Taking one or two drinks nearly every day....
- Don't disapprove
- Strongly disapprove
- Can't say, Drug Unfamiliar
Disapproval is defined as those who report that they "disapprove" or "strongly disapprove." 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.