Pennsylvania Youth Survey Online Tool


Welcome to the Pennsylvania Youth Survey Online Tool. The purpose of this website is to present data and information provided by the state of Pennsylvania’s Youth Survey (PAYS). Through this website, users can view data that will be useful for planning and evaluating substance misuse and delinquency prevention activities, as well as view specific risk and protective factors.

For an overview of the available choices for viewing data, please see the Getting Started page. For other additional resources, as well as viewing data, please explore the main menu.

Ample information regarding how best to sort through and analyze county and state-level data can be found by visiting the PAYS Portal. The PAYS Portal contains copies of the official PAYS How-To-Guide and Workbook for School Professionals , County-level reports, a Frequently Asked Questions sheet, and copies of survey administration materials and documents.

This website has been developed to meet the specific needs of the criminal justice, education, and prevention communities by Bach Harrison, LLC in partnership with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).

Please note: The results presented in this website were created from the final cleaned data sets released by the vendor at the conclusion of the respective project. Any differences between these data and prior data are due to the final validation of the complete data sets before release.