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Smock says cohabitation does not reduce odds of marriage

Smock cited in story on how low marriage rates may exacerbate marriage-status economic inequality

Shapiro says Americans' seemingly volatile spending pattern linked to 'sensible cash management'

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Susan Murphy named Distinguished University Professor

Sarah Burgard and former PSC trainee Jennifer Ailshire win ASA award for paper

James Jackson to be appointed to NSF's National Science Board

ISR's program in Society, Population, and Environment (SPE) focuses on social change and social issues worldwide.

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Terry-McElrath, O'Malley, and Johnston find link between energy drink consumption and substance use among teens

Johnston says long-term declines in teen smoking significant

Johnston says more teens recognize dangers of synthetic marijuana

Findings by Patrick, Schulenberg, O'Malley, Johnston et al. cited in Fox News piece

Terry-McElrath, O'Malley and Johnston find association between school drug testing and increased use of illicit drugs other than marijuana

MTF researchers find availability of soft drinks at high schools increases consumption among black students

Johnston says legalization of medical marijuana may affect teens' views on pot use

Johnston calls downward trend in teen smoking 'striking'

Johnston says 1% decline in teen smoking translates into significant decrease in premature deaths

Johnston attends NIDA press conference to address 2012 MTF report findings

Johnston says US teens smoke and drink less, but do more drugs, than European teens

Johnston says decline in perceived risk contributes to rise in marijuana use among teens

MTF cited in AP story on young adults' concerns about environmental issues

Johnston says new findings show continued decline in teen smoking

Johnston says decade-long period of decline in marijuana use has reversed

Johnston discusses 35-year history of MTF with long-time respondent

Johnston says anti-obesity campaign should alter approach used in stop-smoking offensive

Johnston's findings on effectiveness of anti-smoking campaign among teens suggests potential for anti-obesity campaign

Johnston says marijuana use up, perceived risk down among teens

Johnston says U.S. demand for illegal drugs 'insatiable'

Johnston sees perceived risk as key in young people's use of high-THC marijuana

Johnston says decline in teen smoking 'particularly encouraging'

Monitoring the Future study finds teen use of illicit drugs and alcohol continued its decade-long decline

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