Since 2013 our organization has partnered with Strategies360 to conduct scientific public perception polling over teen pregnancy, sex education, and youth health issues within Tulsa County.
Regular Public Perception Polling
Results inform our organization and partners on the climate and knowledge of these issues within our community, potential needs, and tracks progress over the years.This polling was conducted most recently in May 2019.
Download Our 2019 Public Opinion Infographic
Key findings included
- Tulsans overwhelmingly agree reducing teen pregnancy is important
- Support grew to 90% after being told how Oklahoma compared nationally for teen birth rates
- 88% of Tulsans support sex education within Tulsa Public Schools
- The majority of respondents support the teaching of inclusive sex education
- 90% of Tulsa adults agree teens should have access to publicly funded health centers
- Half of Tulsans believe parents feel uncomfortable talking with their kids about sex
- The most common reasons for discomfort were reported as holding conservative values or being afraid of saying the wrong thing
- The majority of respondents think teens should have access to birth control if they are sexually active
- Strong support was shown for having condoms available at High Schools
- There is near universal familiarity (96%) with birth control pills and condoms
- Only 44% knew where to find free or reduced cost birth control in Tulsa