Values Survey: 63 Percent Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixty-three percent of Americans age 18 and older favor making the use of marijuana legal, according to national polling results compiled by the Public Religion Research Institute’s American Values Survey.

This percentage is the highest ever reported by the poll, and marks a 30 percent increase in public support for marijuana legalization since 2014.

The poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

The results come only days after separate surveys released by the Pew Research Center and by Gallupalso reported that Americans’ support for legalizing marijuana is at an all-time high.

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  1. Steve Fischer says

    I’ve served as an elected District Attorney in Conservative Texas. Every DA is on a limited budget. We have to make choices. I believe in strict punishment for violent offenders and burglars. I rarely gave probation. Unfortunately we had to deal with all these annoying pot cases. Even when pot users got probation the understaffed probation officers had to make sure they were in by 10PM – I’d rather they checked on sex offenders.]
    Revenues are another reason to legalize. The Washington Post reports for 2015 Colorado gained 18,000 pot-related jobs and $2.4 billion in revenue. 2016 will be much better.

    Use among teens has not increased both according to surveys from the Denver Post and Federal Government.

    Its best to vote “Yes”.

  2. says

    Cannabis is becoming more widely accepted and people are seeing the benefits medically that come from it. I always find survey results interesting and beneficial, thanks for sharing!

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