In U.S., 58% back legal marijuana use

Majority favors legal marijuana for third consecutive year; younger generations more supportive than older generations
Gallup (US)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

gallup-oct-2015A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup's 46-year trend. Americans' support for legal marijuana has steadily grown over time. When Gallup first asked the question, in 1969, 12% of Americans thought marijuana use should be legal, with little change in two early 1970s polls. The higher level of support comes as many states and localities are changing, or considering changing, their laws on marijuana. (Gallup: Support for legal marijuana at an all-time high and likely to grow)