44% Support Legalizing Marijuana, 42% Do Not
Friday, August 16, 2013
Americans are still divided on whether or not to legalize marijuana, but most think it should be up to the states to decide, not the federal government.
Forty-four percent (44%) of American Adults say marijuana should be legalized, but nearly as many (42%) say no, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure whether it should be legal. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on August 12-13, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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