Youth Survey Reports
Youth Survey Presentations
The Fairfax County Youth Survey asks questions about risky behavior, mental health, physical health and safety. Question topics include behavior related to:
Alcohol Illegal drugs Misuse of prescription drugs
Depression Stress Extracurricular activities
Bullying Harassment Time spent helping others
Personal health Obesity Screen time
Eating disorders Sexual activity
Students are also asked about the positive aspects of their lives and activities, as well as specific protective factors concerning health and safety. See below for links to detailed information about the latest survey results in various media formats.
Interactive Data Explorer
The interactive data explorer allows you to generate custom graphs and data tables on the questions and demographics that you find most interesting from the youth survey. You can see survey highlights to see selected results from various topics, explore the data to create and export graphs from individual questions, or view trends over time.
Three to Succeed
The Fairfax County Youth Survey results indicate that when children and youth have 3 or more positive, protective factors in their lives, they are more likely to manage stress, make better choices, and develop healthy habits. To learn about the many protective factors that help children and teens succeed, including having adults in the community to talk to and participating in after-school activities, click the link below.