Thursday, November 12, 2020

68% Support Legal Marijuana

More than two-thirds of the American public (68 percent) supports the legalization of marijuana, the highest percentage recorded by Gallup since it first asked the question in 1969. Back then, only 12 percent of the population said yes when asked, "Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal?" Three decades later in 2000, just 30 percent supported legalization. Then attitudes really began to change. The figure surpassed 50 percent in 2011 and has continued to rise upward almost steadily since then. 

The majority of every age group now supports the legalization of marijuana. Here are the percentages who support legalizing marijuana by age, education, and political affiliation...

Percent who think the use of marijuana should be made legal
Aged 18 to 29: 79%
Aged 30 to 49: 75%
Aged 50 to 64: 60%
Aged 65-plus: 55%

Not a college graduate: 64%
College graduate: 76%

Democrats: 83%
Republicans: 48%

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