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Data Brief: Chicago Parents' Attitudes about Youth Vaping

September 08, 2020

Voices Data Brief

86% of Chicago parents think state or city government should create policy to prevent youth vaping

In a survey conducted by Voices of Child Health in Chicago at Ann & Robert H. Children’s Hospital, 1,642 Chicago parents from all 77 community areas in the City of Chicago were asked about their attitudes on policy to prevent youth vaping. Specifically, parents were asked:

“Do you think the state or city government should create policy to help prevent youth vaping or e-cigarette use?”

Overall, 86% of Chicago parents answered “yes” – they think the state or city government should create policy to prevent youth vaping. Only 8% of Chicago parents said they did not think the government should create policy to prevent youth vaping and 6% said they were not sure.

Support for youth vaping prevention policy was consistent across race and ethnicity: 86% of Black Non-Latinx, 87% of Latinx, 85% of White Non-Latinx, and 83% of other/multi-race parents think that state or local government should create policy to prevent youth vaping.

Support was also similar for parents with children of various ages: 88% of parents with only older children (11-17 years old), 83% of parents with only younger children (0-5 years old), and 85% of parents with both older and younger children believe that state or local government should create policy to prevent youth vaping.

Mothers were somewhat more likely to say they think the government should create policy to prevent youth vaping (89%) than fathers (82%).

Voices of Child Health in Chicago is a non-partisan, community-engaged research initiative of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. A goal of Voices of Child Health in Chicago is to elevate parents’ perspectives regarding policy issues that affect the health of youth in our city. For more information, contact Marie Heffernan, PhD (mheffernan@luriechildrens.org), who serves as Associate Director, or go to https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/voices-of-child-health-in-chicago/.

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About the survey

This report is based on data from the Voices of Child Health in Chicago Parent Panel Survey (Voices Panel). The survey is administered to a sample of Chicago parents by Lurie Children’s and NORC at the University of Chicago via internet and telephone surveys. The survey is administered to the same panel of parents three times each year. The data in this report was collected from May through July 2020. The sample consisted of 1,642 Chicago parents, step-parents, or guardians who had at least one child under 18 years of age in the household (referred to as “parents” in this report). Parents were from all 77 community areas in Chicago. In Wave 1 of the survey, 39% of the sample was Latinx, 21% was non-Latinx Black, 30% was non-Latinx White, and 9% was non-Latinx multi-racial or other race. The cumulative survey response rate was 2.24%. All analyses were conducted with statistical weighting so that the results are representative of the parent population in the City of Chicago during the time period of data collection. Survey questions are selected with the help of our Voices Panel Governance Committee. For more information about the VOCHIC Parent Panel Survey, visit luriechildrens.org/ParentPanel. For additional documentation of survey methods, visit our page on Open Science Framework at https://osf.io/cjz82/.

Who We Are

Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP
Marie Heffernan, PhD
Tracie Smith, MPH
Anne Bendelow, MPH
Punreet K. Bhatti, MD

Contact Us

312.227.2436
voicesofchildhealth@luriechildrens.org