Non-Hispanic whites had a higher percentage of ever using cocaine or street drugs (23.5 percent) than blacks (18 percent) or Mexican-Americans (16 percent).
Data might be skewed a bit by this:
The survey, formally titled the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, did not include the homeless, prisons inmates or other institutionalized adults.
Still, I don’t think this skews the data enough to fit with the preconceptions I’ve developed over the years.
So what does one do when one sees information that doesn’t match one’s prior world view? Well, one can disregard it completley – my favorite example is still this. Or one can change one’s mind. Or, if one is a skeptic, one can change one’s mind as a preliminary position, and hope to find more information that confirms what is going on one way or the other.
Anyone have any more information?