Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted August 12-13, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about drug laws?
2* The federal government has strict mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related offenses. Do you agree or disagree with the use of mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes?
3* Some argue that the use of mandatory sentences has filled prisons with thousands of non-violent offenders, mostly convicted of drug crimes. Do you favor or oppose a plan that would reduce the number of these non-violent offenders sent to prison?
4* Are there too many Americans in prison today?
5* Should marijuana be legalized?
6* Who should decide whether marijuana is legal in a state – the state government or the federal government?
7* Have you smoked marijuana within the past year?
8* Is the United States winning the war on drugs?
9* Does the United States spend too much or not enough on the war on drugs? Or is the amount spent about right?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence