Fox News poll: support for the legalization of marijuana caught a record-high

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With recreational marijuana use now legal in nine States plus Washington DC, the latest Fox News poll, a record finds the number of voters nationwide in favor of legalization.

The survey shows 59 percent of voters support the legalization of marijuana. This is by 51 percent in 2015, and 46 percent in 2013 (the first time this question was on a Fox News survey). In addition, only 26 percent of the beneficiaries, that “Smoking marijuana” legal ” in the year 2001.

Thirty-two percent now oppose the legalization of pot, down from a peak of 49 percent in the year 2013.


“This is a massive change in opinion over a very short period of time. As more States legalize marijuana without the negative consequences that opponents have warned about, support is likely to continue to rise,” says democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducts the Fox News poll with Daron Shaw, his Republican counterpart.

Millennials (72 percent) are more than likely that Gen xers (60 percent) and baby boomers (52 percent) to support legalization.

Two-thirds of Democrats (68 percent) and independent (67 percent) in favor of the legalization. Republicans are split 46-46 percent. 2015, 59 percent of Republicans were opposed.

The majority of the very conservative voters (61 percent) and white Evangelical Christians (53 percent) oppose legalization. But there is also resistance among the groups of 14 and 16 points, respectively, of five years.

“If you look at the growing proportion of people who say they support the legalization of marijuana, especially among the under 30 years of age, it is obvious why the Democrats are concerned, the pot initiatives on the ballot in statewide elections,” says Shaw.

In spite of the mostly positive feelings that the drug in front of a court dispute with the trump can administration; attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed Obama-era of marijuana policy by issuing a memo 4. January allowed the U.S. lawyers to decide how aggressive the Federal laws that have been legalized in States where it is enforced.

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,002 randomly selected voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from January 21-23, 2018. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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