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Indiana Youth Survey

January 22, 2024

Dear Parent(s)/guardian(s),

This spring students will be participating in a statewide survey of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs use  (Indiana Youth Survey). Students in grades 6–12 are scheduled to participate. Your child’s school will administer the survey the week of February 26th. The survey is conducted by Prevention Insights, School of Public Health, Indiana University-Bloomington. The information regarding the survey (i.e., sample questionnaires, reports, etc.) can be viewed at

We are doing the standard survey. We are NOT doing the optional questions concerning Sex/gender or mental health. We will NOT add any additional questions.

The purpose of the survey is to have accurate knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug usage from the youth in our community. The information will be comparable to both state and national data. The school system will get a report back that indicates usage by grade level. The outcomes of the survey assist us in
planning curricula and programs to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use prevention.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and is voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. No one will know who responded to the online survey. Student answers will be summarized in a report that will not include anyone’s name. No direct personal identifiers nor IP addresses will be recorded as part of the survey.

Again, the survey is voluntary and confidential. If your child chooses NOT to participate in the survey, please complete the request below. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at 812-254-2682.


Mark Arnold


Survey Opt Out Form