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Published on March 30th, 2020 | by Deb Wolf

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2020 Vermont Young Adult Survey is now open!

The anonymous survey designed for Vermont residents between the ages of 18 and 25 can be found here.

As part of its contract with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) for the Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) Evaluation, PIRE is conducting an online survey (using Survey Gizmo software) of a convenience sample of Vermont residents aged 18 to 25. Participants will be recruited via social media (Facebook and Instagram). The survey will begin on or around March 25th and it is anticipated to run for 6-8 weeks. The sample size goal is 2,000 to 2,500 young adults. The survey includes measures of young adults’ attitudes and behaviors regarding alcohol use, tobacco, nicotine delivery products, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs. Given that we are launching the survey during the COVID-19 emergency, we have also added some questions about how the COVID-19 emergency may be influencing these behaviors. Findings from the survey will be used to determine whether RPP-funded activities may have led to positive changes in young adults’ health behaviors and perceptions, and will also inform program planning and decision making related to prevention for this population.

After completing the survey, respondents are invited to enter a weekly cash drawing of $100 and a final drawing of $500 from among all respondents through a website that is separate from the survey.


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