Influence of friends and family on American teenagers' decisions regarding sex in 2012

This statistic shows the results of a 2012 survey among American teenagers aged 12 to 19 regarding the influence of their social environment on their decisions about sex. Some 38 percent of surveyed teenagers stated that parents most influenced their decisions about sex.
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Teenagers: When it comes to your decisions about sex, who is most influential?
(United States, 2012)
Share of respondents
Parents38%
Friends22%
The media9%
Religious leaders6%
Siblings6%
Teachers and educators4%
Someone else10%
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