Monitoring the Future: Questionnaire Responses from the Nation's High School Seniors, 2004
Monitoring the Future is a comprehensive research project that is conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Each year, the study surveys a large sample of high school seniors, located in approximately 130 schools nationwide and drawn to be representative of all seniors in the coterminous United States. The subject matter is very broad, encompassing nearly 1,400 variables each year. While drug use and related attitudes are the topics that receive the most extensive coverage, the questionnaires also deal with a wide range of other subject areas including attitudes about government, social institutions, race relations, changing roles for women, educational aspirations, occupational aims, and marital and family plans, as well as a variety of background and demographic factors. This 2004 volume is part of a series that presents descriptive statistical results from the survey and allows for the exploration of trends. It is divided into three main parts: (1) background and introduction, (2) descriptive results from the current year's survey, and (3) a cross-time item reference index that facilitates comparisons across years.