To access materials related to the 2023 Iowa Youth Survey, please go to the Iowa Youth Health Assessment Program page.

Iowa Youth Survey

The Iowa Youth Survey is conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health with support from the Department of Education, Department of Human Services, and Department of Human Rights’ Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center.

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In the fall of 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2021 students in the 6th, 8th, and 11th grades across the state of Iowa answered questions about their attitudes and experiences regarding alcohol and other drug use and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments. In 2008 the survey was administered online for the first time.

Iowa Youth Survey reports list responses to every question on the survey, providing total percentages and breakdowns by grade and gender. Reports in 2016 and 2018 include trend data on several variables instead of separate trend reports.

2021 Data Reports Available Spring-Summer 2022

Released June 2022: Available County Reports posted; Use the Reports/County tabs

Released May 2022: 2021 Iowa Youth Survey State Report

Released March 2022: 2021 Iowa Youth Survey Special Topics Report: Mental Health Findings


Reports are available in the following categories: