New Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis
A new survey of over 450,000 Americans, conducted by the polling firm CivicScience, has found that a strong majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing cannabis. Of those polled, 58% stated they support cannabis legalization, with just 39% opposed, and 7% undecided.
The survey asked the following question; “Would you support or oppose a law in your state that would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana like alcohol?”
Of those in support, 39% said they’re “strongly” in support, with 19% saying they’re “somewhat” in support. Of those opposed, 29% “strongly” oppose the move, and 6% “somewhat” oppose the move.
Compared to women, a higher percentage of men were found to support cannabis legalization, though the numbers weren’t drastically different (60% for men, 55% for women).
The findings of this CivicScience poll don’t differ much from a survey released by the Pew Research Center in April, which found that 54% of Americans support legalizing cannabis.