Survey Reveals How Different Demographic Groups Perceive the Most Dangerous Drug for Our Kids in Today’s Society Based on Age

 

TestCountry, one of the world’s leading supplier of drug testing supplies and services, conducted a survey and asked older Americans about which drugs they thought were the most dangerous to young Americans. According to the survey, majority of respondents 65 years and older perceived that crack/meth are the most dangerous for our kids today.

San Diego, CA, October 18, 2012 –(PR.com)– Older Americans believe meth and crack are the perceived most dangerous drugs affecting young American people today while young Americans mostly chose heroin/cocaine and other drugs and marijuana, according to a survey conducted by TestCountry, one of the world’s leading supplier of drug testing supplies and services.

In answering the question; “Which substance is the most dangerous for our kids in today’s society?” the majority of respondents 65 and older (38%) chose meth/crack as the most dangerous substances.

Out of the people who chose heroin/cocaine and other drugs as the most dangerous substance, the majority of them were people aged 18-24 with 20% of the votes while another 19% of 18-24 year olds chose marijuana, the top age group for that drug.

Out of the people who chose prescription drugs/painkillers as the most dangerous substance, the majority (32%) were aged 55-64 and among those who chose synthetic drugs as the most dangerous substance, the majority (23%) were 45-54 years old.

Overall, 31.5% of all respondents chose methamphetamine/crack as the most dangerous drugs facing America’s youth.

Just over 26% chose prescription drugs/painkillers as the most dangerous substances, while another 15.5% chose synthetic drugs like K2 and Spice as the most dangerous drugs.

Another 15.3% of respondents chose Heroin/Cocaine and other drugs as the most dangerous substances and just over 11% chose marijuana.

Among some of the more interesting insights the survey revealed was that women in suburban neighborhoods chose meth/crack almost twice as much as men, with 43% of suburban women choosing meth/crack compared to just 24% of suburban men.

Suburban women also chose meth/crack as the most dangerous substance more than their urban and rural counterparts with only 28% of urban women fingering meth/crack as the most dangerous substances and 33% of rural women doing so.

Most states had meth/crack and prescription drugs/painkillers as their top two picks for dangerous substances. California had meth/crack on top with 29% of Californians polled making that choice with another 26% saying prescription drugs/painkillers. New York followed suit, with 33% of New York residents polled choosing meth/crack as the most dangerous substance and another 26% saying prescription drugs/painkillers.

In Texas, the choices were similar, with 29% saying meth/crack were the most dangerous substances and 23% saying prescription drugs/painkillers.

Florida was a standout state because it broke the trend, with a majority of Florida residents polled saying prescription drugs/painkillers were the most dangerous substances followed by synthetic drugs like K2 and Spice, with 24% of Floridians choosing that as the most dangerous substance.

Demographics of the online survey closely resemble the general US population.

The survey was conducted Sept. 25 – 27 and drew answers from 1,021 respondents.

About TestCountry
TestCountry specializes in easy-to-use tests that can be individually administered in the security and privacy of a home or office, regardless of the circumstances. Since its inception in 2002, hundreds of law enforcement, government, corporate and professional organizations utilize TestCountry products. Some of those products include their drug test kits, for substance abuse testing, health hazard detection, and pre-employment drug testing. TestCountry also offer steroid, nicotine, heavy metal toxicity and a wide variety of other specialty testing kits and laboratory services.

TestCountry.com company operates in the USA and has offices in the UK (TestCountry.co.uk) and just launched an online store to cater to the European Union (TestCountry.eu). TestCountry ships tests for professional, medical provider, forensic, corporate or household use around the world.

Source: TestCountry

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