The National Campaign has commissioned and released public opinion data since its inception in 1996. The surveys are undertaken with four primary goals in mind.
- We think it is important to regularly assess and report on American opinion on teen and unplanned pregnancy and related issues.
- We believe that these periodic surveys of public opinion serve as a helpful additional to the behavioral data collected by the federal government.
- The surveys allow some insight into how public opinion on teen and unlanned pregnancy and other issues has changed, or not changed, over the years.
- The findings provide important insights on what policymakers, practitioners, parents, and others should do and say to help prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy.