Survey Says: Mission Not Accomplished (May 2017)

Fact Sheet

Survey Says: Mission Not Accomplished (May 2017)

Survey Says: Mission Not Accomplished (May 2017)

The numbers are striking. Since peaking in the early 1990s, teen pregnancy is down 55% and teen births have plummeted 64%. There have been impressive declines in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups.

Despite this extraordinary national success story, nearly one in four teens still get pregnant by age 20 and progress remains uneven. Teens and young women of color still experience higher rates of teen pregnancy. The vast majority of the American public seems to recognize the challenges that remain and support additional efforts to prevent teen pregnancy.

Suggested Citation(s)

Power to Decide (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). (2017). Survey Says: Mission Not Accomplished. Washington, DC: Author.

May 2017

Related Resources

Fact Sheet
87% of adults agree that birth control gives the power to decide your future.
Fact Sheet
New polling shows strong support for birth control as a basic part of women's health care.
Fact Sheet
This fact sheet summarizes federal funding streams for teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention and provides information about grantees who received funding.
Fact Sheet
By reducing unintended pregnancies, the Title X Family Planning Program is a proven way to save taxpayer dollars.