Millenials: 63% of Republicans, 77% of Democrats Support Legalizing Cannabis, Finds Poll
New polling released by Pew Research has found strong nationwide support for legalizing cannabis, especially among millenials (those born between 1981 and 1996).
According to the poll, 63% of Republican millenials believe that cannabis should be made legal. Support is even higher among Democrats, at 77%.
Strong support was also found in both parties among those that fall into the “Gen X” category (born between 1965 and 1980). Although Republican support is below 50%, its not far off far off at 47%. For Democrats, support is at a sturdy 61%.
Democrat support is even higher among “boomers” (those born between 1946 and 1964), with 66% supporting legalization. For Republicans, support drops significantly from the Gen X group, with 38% in support.
For members of the “silent generation” (born between 1928 and 1945), support among Democrats is a healthy 44%, while support among Republicans is a paltry, though unsurprising 17%.
A Pew Research poll released in October found that 52% of those in America support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes.