Latest Gallup poll: Americans favor marijuana legalization more than ever
64 percent of adult survey respondents said they thought the use of marijuana should be made legal
October 25, 2017
Americans' support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high, the latest Gallup poll shows.
Gallup poll results released Wednesday found that 64 percent of adult survey respondents said they thought the use of marijuana should be made legal. It's the highest total in Gallup's nearly 50 years of posing the question.
It's also the first time that a majority of Republican respondents favored legalization.
The survey of 1,028 Americans over the age of 18 also found that 51 percent of respondents with Republican political affiliation said they supported legal marijuana. That's up from 42 percent in 2016. Although more Democrats favored legalization — up to 72 percent from 67 percent — support fell among Independents to 67 percent from 70 percent.
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