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Number of 12th grade students who report their disapproval of people who try marijuana once or twice

Denominator

Number of 12th grade students

Methodology

Disapproval is defined as those who report that they "disapprove" or "strongly disapprove." Data are based on students in attendance on the day of the survey administration. A description of MTF was published by NIDA.

From Monitoring the Future:

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Individuals differ in whether or not they disapprove of people doing certain things.

Do YOU disapprove of people doing each of the following?

Trying marijuana once or twice....

  1. Disapprove
  2. Don't disapprove
  3. Strongly disapprove
  4. Can't say, Drug Unfamiliar

References

Johnston, L. D., O'Malley, P. M., Bachman, J. G., & Schulenberg, J. E. Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 2009. NIH Publication No. 10-7583. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2010.

Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.