CBS News Poll: 53% of Americans Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis, 84% Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Just legalizemeyoa week after a Pew Research Center poll found that 53% of Americans support legalizing recreational cannabis, a new CBS News poll has came to the same conclusion.

53% of respondents in the survey answered “Yes” to the question “Should marijuana use be legal?” 43% stated that they believe cannabis use should not be legal.

These numbers mark the highest level of support ever recorded by a CBS News poll for legalizing cannabis, which began asking the question over 35 years ago in 1979.

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87% of Iowa Voters, 86% of Virginia Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A newmarijuana3 Quinnipiac University poll has found that an overwhelming majority of voters in Virginia and Iowa support legalizing medical cannabis. The poll also found strong support in those states – and Colorado – for the legalization of recreational cannabis.

According to the poll released Tuesday, 87% of voters in Iowa support legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, with just 11% opposed. Support for legalizing recreational cannabis is split evenly, 47% to 47%, with the remaining 6% undecided.

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Poll: 53% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis

A chart showing the rapidly increasing support for legalization in the U.S.
A chart showing the rapidly increasing support for legalization in the U.S.

A new Pew Research Center poll has found that a majority of those in the United States support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes.

According to the poll, 53% of Americans support legalizing cannabis, with 44% opposed. As recently as 2006, just 32% supported cannabis legalization, while nearly twice as many (60%) were opposed.

“Millennials (currently 18-34) have been in the forefront of this change: 68% favor legalizing marijuana use, by far the highest percentage of any age cohort”, according to a Tuesday press release. “But across all generations –except for the Silent Generation (ages 70-87) – support for legalization has risen sharply over the past decade.”

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Poll: 55% of California Voters Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

New polling conducted by the Publiccali1 Policy Institute of California has found that a majority of California voters support the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes.

According to the poll, 55% of likely voters support legalizing cannabis, slightly higher than the amount of support found among all California adults (53%).

The survey found support for legalizing cannabis to be at its highest point since the polling firm began asking the question in 2010.

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New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis

A majority of cannamissouriAmericans support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes according to the newest General Social Survey, which has been measuring trends in American opinion and behavior since 1972.

The survey, which is conducted by the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago, puts wide-ranging and long-running questions about a large array of issues to the public. Data from the survey was analyzed by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the General Social Survey.

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Poll: 61% of American Voters Support Cannabis Legalization, 72% Support Decriminalization

New pollingamerileaf released by the Benenson Strategy Group and SKDKnickerbocker shows that a strong majority of voters in the United States are in favor of legalizing cannabis, with an ever higher percentage in support of decriminalizing cannabis.

According to the Beyond the Beltway poll, 61% of voters agree that state-regulated sales of cannabis should be legal; just 39% oppose the move.

Support for decriminalization is considerably higher, with 72% saying they believe the possession of small amounts of cannabis should be reduced from a potential jail sentence to a simple fine of $25 to $100. According to the poll; “Even among Republicans (68%) and conservatives (63%), support lowering the punishment for possession.”

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Poll: More Than Six In Ten Connecticut Voters Say Legalize Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, NORML

More thanusepicture six out of ten Connecticut voters favor legalizing marijuana use by adults, according to statewide polling conducted by Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they favored permitting adults to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis. Only 34 percent of voters opposed this idea.

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Poll: Over 67% of Pennsylvanians Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, Up 11% from Last Year

67.5% of Pennsylvaniadccannabis residents support legalizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes, according to a new Robert Morris University (RMU) poll sent to media yesterday.

“The number that we’re getting from this latest poll is consistent with national support for medical marijuana, which is around two-thirds,” says Phil Harold, an RMU political science professor. Support is up 11.4% from last year, when an RMU poll found support for medical cannabis in Pennsylvania to be at 56.1%.

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Survey: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

For thelarge_15749_madmanogbud_1333590824 first time in the poll’s 43 years of existence, the Gold Society Survey has found that a majority of Americans support the legalization of recreational cannabis. The survey is considered by many to be the absolute gold standard in public opinion research, and is widely regarded as the single best source of data on societal trends.

According to the poll, 52% of those in the United States support the legalization of cannabis, with just 42% opposed; the remaining 6% are undecided. This marks an almost 20% increase from 2004, when 33% of those in the U.S. responded that they support legalizing cannabis, and a 9% increase from the last time the survey was conducted in 2012.

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Millenials: 63% of Republicans, 77% of Democrats Support Legalizing Cannabis, Finds Poll

New polling releasedsaginawgrossepointe 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%.

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