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National Polls

Gallup: Support For Legalizing Marijuana At Historic High

Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe that "the use of marijuana should be made legal." (2015)

Fox News Poll

Fifty-one percent of respondents said that they favored "legalizing marijuana."

CBS News Poll (2015)

Fifty-three percent of respondents answered 'yes' to the question, "Should marijuana use be legal?"

Pew Research Center (2015)

Fifty-three percent of Americans say that the "use of marijuana should be legal."

Beyond the Beltway

Six in ten voters (61%) support allowing state regulated sales of marijuana across the country, and 72% agree that punishment for possession of small amounts of marijuana should be reduced from arrest and possible jail times to fines of $25 to $100.

General Social Survey (GSS)

Fifty-two percent of respondents endorsed legalizing marijuana – an increase of nine percentage points since GSS pollsters asked the question in 2012.

Third Way

Fifty percent support legalizing recreational marijuana for use by adults; 78% are in favor of allowing individuals to use marijuana for medical purposes if a doctor recommends it.

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll

Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar.

Pew Research Center (2014)

According to data from February of 2014, a majority of Americans (54%) favor marijuana legalization.

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll

Fifty-five percent of American adults nationwide support legalizing marijuana. (2014)

CBS Poll

Fifty-one percent of respondents answered affirmatively to the question, "Should marijuana use be legal?" (2014)

CNN/ORC Poll

Fifty-five percent of Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults. (2014)

Gallup Poll: For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Support surged 10 percentage points in past year, to 58%. (2013)

Pew Poll: Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana

Fifty-two percent say that the use of marijuana should be made legal. (2013)