Iowa Youth Survey

  • The purpose of the survey is to collect information about Iowa youth so we can better understand their beliefs, values, and decisions about what makes them feel secure, strong, and safe in their communities, schools, and families. In addition, information is collected about their ideas on alcohol, tobacco, drugs, bullying and harassment, and violence prevention. The information collected will help the state planning agencies, our schools, and local community task forces put together valuable future programming. It is important to ask children to tell us what is good and working about their life in Iowa, and what needs improvement, in their eyes.  The State of Iowa Department of Public Health conducts this survey every two years.  Please click here for additional information about the survey from the State's website. 

    Results of the Survey 2012
    Results of the Survey 2013 (District Administered)
    Results of the Survey 2014

    Parental Consent
    The Attorney General for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has developed a plan for making sure that the survey is voluntary and has parent approval. This plan is called a “passive consent” procedure and it has three parts:

    1. An Information Summary to give you the basic information about the survey.
    2. An opportunity to read the survey questions before your child/children volunteer to answer the questions.
    3. An opportunity for you to provide written refusal if you do not want your child/children to participate in such a survey. 

    Iowa Youth Survey Parent Letter and Refusal of Consent Form 

    2016 Iowa Youth Survey Questions 

    For more information please contact:
    Joan Vanden Berg
    Youth and Family Development Coordinator
    (319) 688-1015