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Questions - War on Drugs - August 12-13, 2013

44% Support Legalizing Marijuana, 42% Do Not
55% Believe There Are Too Many Americans In Prison
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National 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