Pennsylvania Youth Survey
Since 1989, the Commonwealth has conducted a survey of school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades to learn about their behavior, attitudes and knowledge concerning alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence. For T/E, grade 6 families must opt their child into participation.
The ‘Pennsylvania Youth Survey,’ or PAYS, is sponsored and conducted every two years by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Full results for the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey can be found here.
A snapshot highlighting key information from the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey, created by ARCH, can be found here.