2009 Polling Data
The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy—Full Report
This research is based on a nationally representative survey of 1,800 unmarried young adults age 18-29 and is the first of its kind to focus in depth on the attitudes and behavior of unmarried young adults—both men and women—regarding pregnancy planning, contraception, and related issues. This publication provides helpful background about older teens and young adults to college faculty who work with many students in this age range.
Publication date: December 2009
Author(s): Kelleen Kaye, Katherine Suellentrop, and Corinna Sloup, The National Campaign
Suggested Citation(s): Kaye, K., Suellentrop, K., and Sloup, C. (2009). The Fog Zone: How Misperceptions, Magical Thinking, and Ambivalence Put Young Adults at Risk for Unplanned Pregnancy. Washington, DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
- The Fog Zone—Summary Report
- The Fog Zone—Questionnaire
- The Fog Zone—Methodology
- The Fog Zone—True or False Questions
- User's Guide and Codebook
- Section 1: Unmarried Young Adults - Their Sexual Activity, Relationships, and Social Circumstance
- Section 2: Pregnancy and Contraception - The Gap Between Intent and Behavior
- Section 3: Why the Gap Between Intent and Behavior?
- Section 4: Conclusions and Implications
- Appendix 1: Survey Methodology
- Appendix 2: Survey Questions Used to Determine Knowledge of Contraception
- Supplemental Tables