Youth Perception of Underage Drinking

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Percent of Total All Grades Students Reporting They Strongly Agree or Agree That Drinking Alcohol is Never a Good Thing for Anyone Their Age to Do, 2013: by County

PercentCompare to State Average: 73.9%
Minnesota73.9%Barchart image
Aitkin County73.9%Barchart image
Anoka County74.4%Barchart image
Becker County77.4%Barchart image
Beltrami County76.8%Barchart image
Benton County77.4%Barchart image
Big Stone County70.5%Barchart image
Blue Earth County80.1%Barchart image
Brown County66.4%Barchart image
Carlton County74.9%Barchart image
Carver County70.8%Barchart image
Cass County77.6%Barchart image
Chippewa CountyN/A
Chisago County69.0%Barchart image
Clay County76.0%Barchart image
Clearwater County72.4%Barchart image
Cook County66.0%Barchart image
Cottonwood County85.1%Barchart image
Crow Wing County70.9%Barchart image
Dakota County75.8%Barchart image
Dodge County78.3%Barchart image
Douglas County72.5%Barchart image
Faribault County68.7%Barchart image
Fillmore County74.7%Barchart image
Freeborn County72.1%Barchart image
Goodhue County76.8%Barchart image
Grant County73.6%Barchart image
Hennepin County75.0%Barchart image
Houston County70.6%Barchart image
Hubbard County71.7%Barchart image
Isanti County71.1%Barchart image
Itasca County73.3%Barchart image
Jackson County70.3%Barchart image
Kanabec County73.7%Barchart image
Kandiyohi County77.3%Barchart image
Kittson County74.6%Barchart image
Koochiching County62.8%Barchart image
Lac Qui Parle County75.4%Barchart image
Lake County71.0%Barchart image
Lake of the Woods County58.9%Barchart image
Le Sueur County66.8%Barchart image
Lincoln County57.8%Barchart image
Lyon County76.9%Barchart image
McLeod County66.7%Barchart image
Mahnomen County67.3%Barchart image
Marshall County73.2%Barchart image
Martin County66.8%Barchart image
Meeker County80.8%Barchart image
Mille Lacs County72.7%Barchart image
Morrison County74.9%Barchart image
Mower County74.7%Barchart image
Murray County75.7%Barchart image
Nicollet County84.5%Barchart image
Nobles County75.0%Barchart image
Norman County86.6%Barchart image
Olmsted County77.2%Barchart image
Otter Tail County78.3%Barchart image
Pennington County73.5%Barchart image
Pine County64.9%Barchart image
Pipestone County69.5%Barchart image
Polk County78.6%Barchart image
Pope County72.0%Barchart image
Ramsey County72.2%Barchart image
Red Lake County70.9%Barchart image
Redwood County65.2%Barchart image
Renville County83.2%Barchart image
Rice County77.7%Barchart image
Rock County77.5%Barchart image
Roseau County74.5%Barchart image
St. Louis County72.4%Barchart image
Scott County71.9%Barchart image
Sherburne County73.1%Barchart image
Sibley County68.6%Barchart image
Stearns County73.1%Barchart image
Steele County70.8%Barchart image
Stevens County79.7%Barchart image
Swift County75.8%Barchart image
Todd County69.0%Barchart image
Traverse County73.3%Barchart image
Wabasha County72.6%Barchart image
Wadena County78.6%Barchart image
Waseca County68.0%Barchart image
Washington County70.5%Barchart image
Watonwan County68.9%Barchart image
Wilkin County70.0%Barchart image
Winona County72.4%Barchart image
Wright County74.0%Barchart image
Yellow Medicine County72.9%Barchart image

About the Indicator: This question was new to the 2013 Minnesota Student Survey. Other response options included: "neither agree nor disagree", "disagree", and "strongly disagree."

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.