Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016

The survey indicates two significant fault lines when it comes to marijuana policy: age and political party
The Washington Post (US)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

General Social Survey 2016Public support for marijuana legalization in the US surged in 2016, according to data just released from the General Social Survey. Last year 57 percent of Americans told the survey's pollsters that they "think the use of marijuana should be legal," up from 52 percent in 2014. The numbers from the the General Social Survey – a large nationwide survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research – comport with other national surveys last year, which found support ranging from the upper 50s to low 60s.