2016 Polling Data

Survey Says: October 2016: Parent Power

Survey Says: October 2016

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has been assessing public sentiment on a numberof topics for two decades. One of the most consistent findings over the years has been the power of parental influence. Specifically, in survey after survey, teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex. Our findings this year paint a similar picture: Parents matter. For the first time we have also asked centennials (age 12-19) and millennials (age 18-24) about who influences their decisions about sex. As the following make clear, parental influence wanes as young people grow older.

Publication date: October 2016

Suggested Citation(s): The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. (2016). Survey Says: Parent Power  Washington, DC: Author.

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