NORC is conducting the first nationally representative study focused on teen relationships and dating violence in the United States. This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, has enrolled over 2,000 youth ages 10-18 at baseline and a parent or other adult caregiver for each study youth to participate in six annual waves of surveys. The goal is to understand how widespread dating violence (TDV) and adolescent relationship aggression (ARA) is among youth and young adults in the U.S. and how those rates change for this cohort as they age into young adulthood. Our research is designed to understand related behaviors, such as substance use and sexual harassment, as well as both positive and difficult dating relationship dynamics. This information will help researchers and practitioners design and implement effective programs to prevent dating violence. Unfortunately, current estimates of dating violence are incomplete and sometimes contradictory. This survey, which is conducted with a random sample of households in the U.S., provides representative estimates of the prevalence of dating violence.
NORC is working with
Ipsos to conduct the study with an online panel of respondents.
Additional Facts about Teen Dating Violence are available from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Were you contacted about participating in this study?
If so, read below for answers to frequently asked questions and links to survey materials.
Frequently Asked Questions