You didn't answer my question.I try not to make the mistake of relying on first-hand experience -- or third or fourth hand, for that matter. It's a bit like observing the world through a keyhole, and assuming whatever happened to pass in front of that view is representative of the wider world. We all have very limited personal experience, since we all only live as a single person. And even if we collect experiences of friends and family, many of them will have the same restrictions of experience as we have (e.g., a disproportionate share of my family members and social circles are highly educated Korean Americans living in the urban parts of the Northeast US, which isn't exactly a representative sampling). So, rather than judging by whatever happens to be in the line of sight of my little keyhole view of the world, I judge by statistical evidence whenever I can.