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PAYS 2021 - Pennsylvania Youth Survey

This questionnaire is part of a statewide project with middle school, junior high, and high school students conducted every two years. The questions ask your opinions about a number of things concerning your community, your neighborhood, your school, your family, your friends, and you. In a sense, many of your answers on this questionnaire will count as "votes" on a wide range of important issues.

If this project is to be helpful, it is important that you answer each question as thoughtfully and truthfully as possible.
  • All your answers are anonymous and confidential. They will never be seen by anyone at your school or by anyone who knows you.
  • Your name will not be on the questionnaire.
  • This project is completely voluntary. If there is any question that you do not wish to answer for any reason, just leave it blank.
  • If you should have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, please talk with your school counselor or a trusted adult.
Other students have said that these questionnaires are very interesting and that they enjoy filling them out. We hope you will too. Be sure to read the instructions before you begin to answer.

Thank you very much for being an important part of this project.