Nationwide polling information compiled and published by the Pew Analysis Center (PRC) is displaying that a lot more than two-thirds of American adults think that cannabis should really be legal.
According to the survey information, 67 % of respondents indicated that the use of marijuana should really be created legal, the highest percentage of assistance for legal cannabis ever recorded by PRC.
PRC has been polling American opinion on marijuana policy given that 1969 and says that assistance for legalization has a lot more than doubled in the final ten years.
In 1989, PRC reported that only 16 % of Americans supported cannabis legalization.
“The percentage of the public who favors adult-use marijuana legalization has skyrocketed more than the previous 3 decades and shows no indicators of abating,” says NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri. “As a lot more and a lot more states have moved forward with their personal marijuana liberalization policies in current years, public assistance has only grown stronger.”
Altieri says that in a time when the political divide is at its biggest, the challenge of cannabis legalization is one particular of the handful of policy challenges upon which most Americans can locate typical ground.
According to PRC’s information, assistance for the legalization of adult-use cannabis is highest amongst self-identified Democrats and Millennials at 78 % and 76 %, respectively, and reduced amongst Republicans at 55 %.
Only 35 % of respondents born just before 1945 indicated that they think cannabis should really be legalized.