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.