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Survey of Teens in the Greater Washington, D.C. Area

This survey conducted jointly by the Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health assesses the views and attitudes of DC-area teens and their parents on priorities involving career, child-rearing and family; their personal hopes and fears; their outlook towards the nation’s future; and generational differences in experiences and expectations. The survey also includes comparative data from a national survey of teens.

The was conducted among 800 pairs of parents and teenagers in the region, including the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Interviews were conducted by telephone between April 26 and May 29, 2005 by ICR/International Communication Research. Not all questions were asked of parents. Teenagers were defined as those between 14 and 18 years of age. The survey also includes additional questions asked of a national sample of 570 teenagers between 14 and 18 years of age.

Survey (.pdf)

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