Camden County Community-Based Social Norms and Perception Survey
Authors: Stephanie Basey and John Lander
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Mary Eleanor Wickersham
John Lander and Stephanie Basey were invited to assist Camden Community Alliance and Resources in creating and analyzing data from two anonymous surveys on perception and use of alcohol and marijuana in the community. One survey was for high school students; the second was for community residents. Survey results will help Camden Community Alliance and Resources plan a campaign to reduce teen drinking/drug use in the community. The research study hypothesizes that perceptions of teens that most teen peers drink/use marijuana are inaccurate. Such information could be useful in a social norm campaign. Other data collected in the community survey may help drive policy decisions.