Change Indicator

Students feel valued by their community in Vermont

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Definition and Source



Percent of students who agree or strongly agree with the statement "in your community you feel like you matter to people." 

Data Source


The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults. 

County data for 2001-2011 are from 2011 Reports by County.  County data for 2013 and 2015 are from 2013 and 2015 Reports by County.  State level data are from the 2013 and 2015 Full Statewide Reports. 

For determinations of statistical significance, please view the full reports available here

County percentages for years prior to 2011 were recalculated in 2011 and will differ from previously published percentages.  State level percentages for years prior to 2013 were recalculated in 2013 and will differ from previously published estimates.  

Last Updated

July 2018