44% Support Legalizing Marijuana, 42% Do Not
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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