Cumberland County Supports NC Youth Connected
Results from the Cumberland County Community Resident Survey* indicate that Cumberland County overwhelmingly supports the approach NC Youth Connected is taking to teen pregnancy prevention.
1) Nearly all Cumberland County residents believe sexual health education will help teens be healthier people.
- 97% of residents agree that teaching teens about sexual health will help them grow up to be healthy adults; and
- 9 out of 10 residents agree that teens should have access to information on how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
2) Cumberland County residents want more than abstinence-only programming to address teen pregnancy.
- 97% of residents believe that a teen pregnancy prevention program should be offered to teens.
- Of the 97% who think programs should be offered to teens, 92% think that programming should include information on both abstinence and medically-accurate information on birth control and condoms.
3) Cumberland County residents overwhelmingly want programs that are proven effective.
- 83% of residents would be more likely to support teen pregnancy prevention programs if there is evidence that the program has contributed to lowering teen pregnancy in other places.survey
Cumberland County Wants More.
*About the survey: Clark Research Associates conducted a telephone survey of people representing the general adult population in Cumberland County (18-65) from March 15 - April 12, 2016. The survey is fully representative of Cumberland County residents with regard to age, race, gender, ethnic origin, military affiliation, and geographic location in the county. Slightly less than half (42%) of respondents are parents. Households with both land and cell phone lines were included in the sample.