Marijuana 6 - The statistic I chose to analyze was...

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The statistic I chose to analyze was something I pulled from the Washington Post about a month ago. The article stated that "68% of high school seniors admitted to trying marijuana at least once during their high school career." The article was about the resurfacing drug problem among the teenage age group. It was aimed at an audience of parents and others who could be affected by such an alarming rate. a A number of thoughts crossed my mind when I read this statistic. My first thought was to question where the Washington Post had surveyed. As a resident of the metropolitan DC area, I am aware of the differences between the outer suburbs and DC itself. If the Post had focused on the DC area I would be able to believe the statistic much more than if they had focused on the surrounding area. Another thought was whether the Post had interviewed more boys than girls or vice versa. Racial makeup of those involved in the study was another issue that the Post did not elaborate on.
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