The National Annenberg Survey of Youth (NASY) was first fielded in 2002 with 900 young people ages 14 to 22. This in-depth telephone interview with a randomly selected sample of youth (including Spanish speakers) covers a range of both risky and protective behaviors as well as potential targets of intervention. The survey provides the only nationally representative picture of trends in youth gambling. Also covered are beliefs and attitudes regarding the stigma of mental illness, uses of media for entertainment and information and knowledge about the political system.
The initial results of the survey were reported in Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward an Integrated Approach (Sage, 2003). Findings regarding stigma of mental illness were first reported in Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders (Oxford Press, 2005).