Support for marijuana legalization continues to enjoy broad support from Americans, according to a new Gallup poll released on Thursday. Sixty-eight percent of U.S. adults said they back legalizing cannabis in this latest survey. That’s the same percentage that the firm reported for its last poll in November 2020, where support had reached its highest level since 1969. A year earlier, in 2019, Gallup found 66 percent support for the policy change. Just 32 percent of Americans now oppose legalization, putting support at a more than two-to-one margin. “As was the case in 2020, solid majorities of U.S. adults in all major subgroups by gender, age, income and education support legalizing marijuana,” Gallup said of the latest results. “Substantive differences are seen, however, by political party and religion.” That said, the new poll shows majority backing for the policy change across all age and party demographics, though at differing levels of strength.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 11/04/2021 08:32:00