2005 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)
The 2005 survey instrument also came in two versions. Questions
about gambling were also included in the survey. Also for the first time in
2005, the PAYS asked respondents about prescription medicines and their use for
nonmedical purposes (PCCD, 2006, p. 11). The 2005 survey included questions on
feelings that can be symptoms of depression, and those results were now
included in the accompanying report (PCCD, p. 11). A new development for 2005
was that schools were given the option to administer these surveys in two
formats: as hard copy survey booklets or as an Internet-based survey. In 2005,
10.2% of the surveys completed were by the Internet-based method.
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. (2006). 2005
Pennsylvania youth survey report. Harrisburg, PA: Author.
All documents are in .pdf format.
Survey Results (PDF)
of Key Findings (PDF)
Sample Survey Booklets
Survey WITHOUT family questions (PDF)