New Marijuana Polls For America: 61% Support Legalization

New Marijuana Polls For America: 61% Support Legalization

By Zachary Babin - March 25, 2016


New Marijuana Polls For America: 61% Support Legalization


Associated Press

A marijuana poll conducted by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows a majority of Americans consider substance abuse a significant problem in their communities. The nationwide poll of 1,042 adults was conducted over four days in February and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

Key findings:

MARIJUANA POLLS – Article from the Washington Post Wonk Blog

Sixty-one percent of Americans say marijuana should be legalized. Among that group, 43 percent say legalization should come only with restrictions on the amount of pot that can be purchased, and 24 percent say it should require a doctor’s prescription. The other 33 percent don’t believe there should be any restrictions.


Overwhelmingly, Americans oppose legalizing other drugs such as cocaine and heroin, with just 7 percent favoring legalization.


About a third of Americans consider heroin use, alcohol, prescription painkillers and others drugs such as cocaine and meth very or extremely serious problems in their communities. Only about a quarter believe marijuana use is a very or extremely serious problem.


About half — some 52 percent — believe prescription pain relievers and heroin are about equally risky to use.

Keep you eye on these marijuana polls so you can stay up to date on what the American public thinks about marijuana legalization.