Data for this report was collected for Pew Research Center. The survey was administered online by the GfK Group using its KnowledgePanel, in English and Spanish, to a nationally representative sample of over 1,060 teens ages 13 to 17 and a parent or guardian from September 25 to October 9, 2014 and February 10 to March 16, 2015. In the fall, 1016 parent-teen pairs were interviewed. The survey was re-opened in the spring and 44 pairs were added to the sample. For more on the methods for this study, please visit the Methods section at the end of this report.
Supria Sarma , ., has a . in biology from Yale University and a doctorate in immunology. She is a technical writer with a number of academic publications in the biological sciences to her credit. She has worked in the field of global health, developing, adapting and pilot testing curricula, training manuals, toolkits and evaluation tools in family planning and HIV prevention. She has also developed content for a health and wellness website on physical and emotional health, stress reduction, heart health, and diabetes prevention.