Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization

For the first time since 1969, when only 12% of Americans favored legalization, a majority now say recreational use of marijuana should be legal, a Gallup poll found.

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2. Americans’ Views on Legalizing Marijuana Have Changed Dramatically Over the Past Few Decades:

A majority of Americans (58%) now say marijuana should be legalized.

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3. Percentage of Americans Who Support Legalizing Marijuana, by Party Identification:

62% of independents now favor legalization, up 12 percentage points from November 2012.

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4. Americans’ Views on Legalizing Marijuana, by Age:

The only age group not in favor of legalization was those 65 years or older.

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