Seven in ten Americans support marijuana legalization, new Gallup poll shows

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Nearly seven in 10 Americans now support legalizing marijuana nationwide, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday. Overall, 68 percent of respondents said they favor legalizing cannabis for adult use, which is “Gallup’s highest reading” since the firm started polling voters on the issue, it said. Last year, the survey found 66 percent support for legalization. Gallup In 1969, only 12 percent of Americans favored legalizing marijuana. Today’s level of support is double what it was in 2000. The new poll shows majority backing for the policy change across all age demographics for the first time. However, support among Republicans dipped slightly compared to last year, from 51 to 48 percent. Meanwhile, 83 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of independents said they back legalization, which Gallup says is the highest level of support it has ever recorded for those political groups. Gallup The release of the survey results comes one week after voters in five states approved initiatives to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. That includes reform wins in traditionally conservative states such as Montana and South Dakota. “Majorities of most demographic subgroups of Americans support legalizing marijuana, including by gender, age, education and household income,” Gallup, which conducted…

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