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In the News: Marijuana Legalization
As the Trump administration moves to crack down on legal marijuana use, Americans' support for legalization is at a record high.
Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S.
Americans' support for legalizing marijuana continues to increase, with a new record 64% saying it should be made legal in Gallup's nearly 50-year trend.
In U.S., 45% Say They Have Tried Marijuana
Slightly less than half of U.S. adults, 45%, say they have tried marijuana -- the highest percentage to date. About one in eight say they currently smoke pot.
U.S. Public Opinion on Four Key State Ballot Measures
Find out where Americans stand on four key issues that were on the ballot in several states: marijuana legalization, the death penalty, gun control and increasing the minimum wage.
One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana
Thirteen percent of Americans say they currently smoke marijuana, nearly double the percentage found three years ago. Meanwhile, 43% say they have tried it, similar to last year.
Support for Legal Marijuana Use Up to 60% in U.S.
Sixty percent of Americans favor making marijuana use legal, the highest level of support in Gallup's 47-year trend.
In U.S., 58% Back Legal Marijuana Use
Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe marijuana use should be legal, the third consecutive year of majority support. A decade ago, 36% favored legal marijuana, and in 1969, 12% did.
In U.S., 47% Say Legal Marijuana Will Make Roads Less Safe
As some states have legalized marijuana, 47% of Americans say legalization will make driving in those states less safe. Half of Americans say it won't make much of a difference.
More Than Four in 10 Americans Say They Have Tried Marijuana
As Oregon becomes the fourth U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use, 44% of Americans say they have tried marijuana. When Gallup began asking about pot use in 1969, only 4% admitted to having tried it.
More Say Alcohol Threatens Auto Safety Than Pot, Pills
In the U.S., 79% say driving while impaired by alcohol is a very serious problem for road safety, compared with 41% or less for other drugs. Young adults are the least likely to say driving while high on marijuana is a serious problem.