A good piece on Guardian Data Blog by David Pegg on Gay Times' completely unscientific poll on gay men and drugs - which has over-estimated use by a factor of three.
The survey tells us nothing beyond what the people who responded to a survey claim to do.
To extrapolate anything more would be as daft as claiming 100% of gay men take part in surveys, according to a survey.
Yet to see a copy of GT, so don't know how they've framed it, but as 'research' this is bobbins o'clock. [Edit: GT has said it's not meant to be representative].
Just say no... to self-selecting surveys.
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PS Oddly a GT online poll showed the exact opposite, and 70% of respondents said they don't take drugs.