Monitoring the Future

is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of Americans from adolescence through adulthood. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed as part of the Main study (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). The Monitoring the Future Panel study conducts annual follow up surveys with a subsample of each graduating class, who complete a follow up every two years from ages 19–30 and every five years from age 35 onward. The Monitoring the Future Study has been funded under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. MTF is conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.


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2024 Press Releases

Delta-8-THC use reported by 11% of 12th graders. The first ever national estimates of teen delta-8 use indicate that 11% of 12th grade students across the United States used it in the past year. This information comes from the Monitoring the Future study, which annually surveys adolescents across the U.S. and is conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.