August 2014: Bullying Data Added
2013 Minnesota Student Survey Risk and Protective Factors
New data on students reporting they were bullied or harassed weekly or more often has been added to SUMN. Another new addition is the protective factor of higher educational engagement.
2013 Alcohol Intervening Variables
Data on youth reporting their parents would think it's very wrong or wrong for them to use alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, or prescription drugs not prescribed for them are now available on SUMN. Because the wording of these questions changed in 2013, 9th grade trend data are not available. Also recently added are data on youth who strongly agree or agree that parents should talk about not using alcohol, and that drinking alcohol is never a good thing for someone their age to do.
2013 Crime Data
Find new 2013 state-level data on liquor law arrests by age group and race/ethnicity, as well as county-level data on narcotics arrests by gender and by drug type.
2014 SUMN Fact Sheets
Visit the Publications page to find updated fact sheets. Under 'by Topic' you can find fact sheets on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Under 'by Location' you can find fact sheets for each of Minnesota's 87 counties and 7 prevention regions. Under' by Demographic' you can find fact sheets on Minnesota's African American, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and GLBTQ communities.
Accessing MSS Data:
Visitors can search MSS data using three different datasets. Once you select an MSS indicator using Data by Topic, the toolbar at the top contains a drop-down menu labeled dataset. MSS:New Set will provide 2013 data for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th graders, MSS:9th Grade Trend will show multiple years of data for only 9th graders, MSS:Original will provide MSS data from 1995 to 2010 for 6th, 9th, and 12th graders. New in 2013, state-level data are searchable by sexual orientation.