Gallup: Americans’ Support For Legalization Tops Record High

Princeton, NJ: Sixty-four percent of US adults, including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Independents, and Republicans, say that the adult use of marijuana ought to be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup.

The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by Gallup, which has polled the question since 1969. It is also the first time that a majority of Republicans have expressed support for legalizing marijuana.

“At a time when the majority of states now are regulating marijuana use in some form, and when nearly two-thirds of voters endorse legalizing the plant’s use by adults, it makes no sense from a political, fiscal, or moral perspective for Congress or the Trump administration to continue to advocate for the federal prohibition of marijuana,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal.

Public support for legalization increased four percent since 2016, according to the poll, and has more than doubled over the past two decades.

The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- four percentage points.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.