The most important population to be analyzed in this kind of study is the target audience themselves: adolescents. They are the ones absorbing the information that is being taught by the state, and therefore applying the information and providing the data needed to come to conclusions about the best method of sex education. In Emily Gardner’s study “Abstinence-Only Sex Education: College Students Evaluation and Responses,” Gardner interviewed fifteen undergraduate students, who all received abstinence-only sex education from their primary education, from Emory University and Georgia State University about their experiences of abstinence-only sex education and their attitudes towards difference topics such as abstinence, virginity, and marriage, and what they believe would be good suggestions for improving the state of sex education in the United States. In terms of abstinence, most students accepted abstinence as a valid method of birth control, but they also had conflicting views on how efficient teaching abstention is in terms of application to the real world, varying from abstinence-only education being sufficient to it being “unrealistic” and “…not necessarily a practical idea.” When evaluating the positive and negative aspects of abstinence-only sex education, twelve out of fifteen respondents overwhelmingly commented on the negative aspects of abstinence-only education, noting the use of “scare tactics” such as graphic images and videos of childbirth and various STI’s, and the implication during their education that anything having to do with sex is inherently negative. In contrast, those who commented on the positive aspects of their sex education mostly commented on other aspects of the education other than abstention, such as education about sexually transmitted diseases and how they were encouraged to focus more on their education and life goals. When asked about their ideal sex education, options such as teaching sex education in such a way that assumes young people will be sexually active so that options of safer sex are explored rather than dismissing any aspect of sexuality as negative and inherently harmful were addressed. They also wanted full and accurate information about different sex topics, and for sex education to be taught that can be applied more realistically rather than in a way that can only be applied in an ideal situation as abstinence-only does, assuming that every single person is going to be married and are willing to wait.