Mar 02,2007 00:00
Teens say that parents most influence their decisions about sex. However, parents of teens underestimate the influence they have in this area, according to a new nationally representative survey released today by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In fact, the proportion of teens who say their parents most influence their decisions about sex has increased since the last National Campaign survey in 2004.
Results from the survey of over 1,000 adults and 1,000 teens are contained in the report, With One Voice 2007. Other survey results include:
Abstinence and Contraception
For More information Please visit www.teenpregnancy.org to view the complete results of this survey, including the exact wording of the questions posed to respondents.
About the Survey The survey canvassed 1,037 young people age 12-19 and 1,162 adults 20 years and older and provides nationally representative estimates of each age group. The telephone surveys took place between September and October 2006 and were conducted by International Communications Research (www.icrsurvey.com), an independent research company.
About the National Campaign. Founded in 1996, the National Campaign is a private, nonprofit organization with the goal of reducing the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 2006 and 2015.