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Americans Still Divided Over Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Americans, as they have been for some time, are closely divided over whether the government should use marijuana to help solve the country’s fiscal problems.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of American Adults say the federal government should legalize and tax marijuana for that purpose, but 45% disagree. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure if it's the right approach to generate more revenue for the government. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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 The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 27-28, 2011 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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