Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A majority of voters agree that high U.S. consumption of illegal drugs is a major cause of drug violence in Mexico and Central America, and nearly half favor legalizing marijuana - and cocaine - if it will reduce that violence along the Mexican border.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe consumer demand in this country for illegal drugs is a major factor in the drug violence and gang warfare in Mexico and Central America. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 20% don’t think that's true, and another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on May 12, 2012 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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