According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, a strong majority of voters in the U.S. support legalizing marijuana, while an even higher percentage supports legalizing medical marijuana.
According to the new Quinnipiac University national poll released today, when asked “Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, or not?”, 63% of U.S. voters say “Yes”, it should be (a 5% increase from January). Just 33% of poll respondents stated that they believe it should remain illegal. Support was highest among Democrats (75%), and lowest among Republicans (41%). Among Independents, 67% support legalization.
Among the various age groups those 18 to 34, by a large margin, had the highest level of support for making marijuana legal with 82% in favor and just 16% – less than one in five – opposed. Those 65+ was the only age group without a majority support for legalization (43% to 51%).