Washington, DC: Two-thirds of Americans say that the adult use of marijuana ought to be legal under federal law as well as under the laws of their home states, according to nationwide survey data compiled by CBS News and YouGov.com.
Support for federal legalization was strongest (73 percent) among those respondents between the ages of 30 and 44; however, majorities in all age groups – including those ages 65 and older – supported a change in federal policy. Democrats (79 percent) and Independents (67 percent) were strong supporters of legalization, but Republicans (49 percent) were not.
Twenty-four percent of respondents acknowledged that they consumed cannabis either regularly or occasionally. Sixty-three percent said that they had never tried marijuana.
Additional polling information is available from NORML.