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Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2004 (ICPSR 4264) RSS

Alternate Title:  MTF 2004 (12th Grade)

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Summary:

This is the 30th annual survey in this series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Students are randomly assigned to complete one of six questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions, but all containing a set of "core" questions on demographics and drug use. There are about 1,400 variables across the questionnaires. Drugs covered by this survey include tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, hashish, LSD, hallucinogens, amphetamines (stimulants), Ritalin (methylphenidate), Quaaludes (methaqualone), barbiturates (tranquilizers), cocaine, crack cocaine, GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate), ecstasy, methamphetamine, and heroin. Other items include attitudes toward religion, changing roles for women, educational aspirations, self-esteem, exposure to drug education, and violence and crime (both in and out of school).

Series: Monitoring the Future (MTF) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS2:  Form 1 Data - Download All Files (25 MB)
DS3:  Form 2 Data - Download All Files (13.5 MB)
DS4:  Form 3 Data - Download All Files (14.4 MB)
DS5:  Form 4 Data - Download All Files (11.7 MB)
DS6:  Form 5 Data - Download All Files (12.8 MB)
DS7:  Form 6 Data - Download All Files (13.6 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Johnston, Lloyd D., Jerald G. Bachman, Patrick M. O'Malley, and John E. Schulenberg. Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2004. ICPSR04264-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-12-15. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04264.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA-01411)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   alcohol consumption, attitudes, crime, drug education, drug use, families, gender roles, high school students, lifestyles, religious attitudes, self esteem, social behavior, tobacco use, values, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2004

Date of Collection:  

  • 2004

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   High school seniors in the contiguous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

To protect the privacy of respondents, all variables that could be used to identify individuals have been collapsed or recoded in the public use files. These modifications should not affect analytic uses of the public use files.

Variables omitted from the Western region questionnaires are noted in each codebook.

A user guide is provided with the study documentation. It contains a year-to-year cross-time question index for the MTF 12th-grade surveys that is sorted by subject area, item reference number, and questionnaire form.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage area probability sample design involving three selection stages: (1) geographic areas or primary sampling units (PSUs), (2) schools (or linked groups of schools) within PSUs, and (3) students within sampled schools. Of the 72 PSUs, 8 were selected with certainty, 10 were selected with a probability of .50, and the remainder were selected with probability proportionate to the size of the senior class. In schools with more than 350 seniors, a random sample of seniors or classes was drawn. In schools with less than 350 seniors, all seniors were asked to participate. Each school was asked to participate for two years so that each year one-half of the sample is replaced. Schools refusing participation were replaced with similar schools in terms of geographic location, size, and type of school (e.g., public, private/Catholic, private/non-Catholic). The total sample was divided into six subsamples consisting of an average of 2,300 respondents, and each subsample was administered a different form of the questionnaire, although all respondents answered the "core" drug and demographic questions. The participation rate among schools has been between 66 and 85 percent since the inception of the study.

Weight:   Each of the seven parts contains a weight variable, V5. They were originally varied by school but were modified to protect respondent confidentiality. Use the weight variable for all analyses, the results of which will differ slightly from published data tables that used original data.

Mode of Data Collection:   self-enumerated questionnaire

Response Rates:   The overall student response rate for 2004 was 82 percent.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2005-12-15 A user guide that includes a cross-time question index that is relevant to all seven parts has been added.

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Variables

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DS5: Form 4 Data

044A21 :CRIME 2 USE MARJ
Item Number: 10880 In particular, there has been a great deal of public debate about whether marijuana use should be legal. Which of the following policies would you favor? 1="Using marijuana should be entirely legal" 2="It should be a minor violation--like a parking ticket--but not a crime" 3="It should be a crime" 4="Don't know"

DS6: Form 5 Data

045A03C:WR/NT CRIME&VLNC
Item Number: 11680 Of all the problems facing the nation today, how often do you worry about each of the following? C: Crime and violence 1="Never" 2="Seldom" 3="Sometimes" 4="Often"

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