Record-breaking 68% of Americans now support legalizing marijuana as four states – including South Dakota, New Jersey, Arizona and Montana – approve recreational use, according to new poll68% of Americans supported the legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll It’s a record-breaking number after 66% supported new measures in 2019 and just 12% did in 1969Approval over legal marijuana was split by certain demographics, including Democrats and liberals who overwhelmingly gave supportWhile Republicans and churchgoers pushed back against legalizationNew Jersey, Arizona, Montana and South Dakota voted to legalize recreational use this electionOregon voted to decriminalize all drugs, including heroin and cocaine
A record 68 per cent of Americans support legalizing marijuana as four states approved broad usage for this first time on Election Day.
The findings from a new Gallup report showed that marijuana use and sales has drummed up more support this year than the last five decades.
Gallup’s first poll happened in 1969 and found that only 12 per cent of Americans championed marijuana.
The support had more than doubled by 1977, landing at 28 per cent, but did not surpass 30 per cent until 2000.
Last year, just 66 per cent of surveyed Americans backed legalization.
A new Gallup poll found that 68 per cent of Americans supported legalizing marijuana in the United States
The support for legal marijuana grew from just 12 per cent in 1969 to 68 per cent in 2020
So far, 33 states have legalized marijuana in some form, including recreational use, medical use and sales
The latest poll was administered from September 30 to October 15, more