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Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana
    #11283077 - 10/20/09 12:10 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.gallup.com/poll/123728/U.S.-Support-Legalizing-Marijuana-Reaches-New-High.aspx

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PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup's October Crime poll finds 44% of Americans in favor of making marijuana legal and 54% opposed. U.S. public support for legalizing marijuana was fixed in the 25% range from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, but acceptance jumped to 31% in 2000 and has continued to grow throughout this decade.



Public opinion is virtually the same on a question that relates to a public policy debate brewing in California -- whether marijuana should be legalized and taxed as a way of raising revenue for state governments. Just over 4 in 10 Americans (42%) say they would favor this in their own state; 56% are opposed. Support is markedly higher among residents of the West -- where an outright majority favor the proposal -- than in the South and Midwest. The views of Eastern residents fall about in the middle.

"The highest level of support for decriminalizing the use of marijuana today is seen with self-described liberals, among whom 78% are in favor."

Basic Support for Legalization Highest Among Liberals

The highest level of support for decriminalizing the use of marijuana today is seen with self-described liberals, among whom 78% are in favor. In contrast, 72% of conservatives are opposed. Moderates are about evenly divided on whether the use of marijuana should be legal, although they tilt against it (51% vs. 46%).

Somewhat milder differences are seen according to political party, mainly because of the tempered support of Democrats relative to that of liberals. However, a solid 70% of Republicans -- similar to the rate seen among conservatives -- are opposed.

Gallup also finds a generational rift on the issue, as 50% of those under 50 and 45% of those 50 to 64 say it should be legal, compared with 28% of seniors.

Basic Support Swells Among Certain Groups

Most of the expansion in support for legalizing marijuana since Gallup last measured this in 2005 is seen among women, younger Americans, Democrats, moderates, and liberals. By comparison, there has been little change in the views of men, seniors, Republicans, independents, and conservatives. Regionally, support has grown the most in the West and Midwest.



Bottom Line

Public mores on legalization of marijuana have been changing this decade, and are now at their most tolerant in at least 40 years. If public support were to continue growing at a rate of 1% to 2% per year, as it has since 2000, the majority of Americans could favor legalization of the drug in as little as four years.

Americans are no more -- and no less -- in favor of legalizing marijuana when the issue is framed as a revenue-enhancement tool for state governments. Regardless of how the question is asked, 53% of Americans living in the West -- encompassing California, where the issue could be on the ballot in 2010 -- support legalization.





Change is motherfucking in the air!


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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: supernovasky]
    #11283145 - 10/20/09 12:20 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Change is motherfucking in the air!





So THAT is what that skunky smell is - change!!!
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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: gornyhuy]
    #11283287 - 10/20/09 12:44 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Go Legalize!


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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: Invision]
    #11283760 - 10/20/09 02:11 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Fuck legalize. De-illegalize it. It has always been free and legal till the corrupt, ignorant policy makers decided to become experts on the issue. There is no moral debate, it is ALL about business, control, and money, it always has been.


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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: supernovasky]
    #11284575 - 10/20/09 04:18 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Fucking old/Republican/conservatives... :cop:

We'd never change anything with old fucks in charge!


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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: Adamist]
    #11285806 - 10/20/09 07:09 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Fucking old/Republican/conservatives... :cop:

We'd never change anything with old fucks in charge!





actually the 50-64 year-old category increased +8 points in the last for years. Not only that but republicans increase a whole +8 points while independents only increased +3. there are a lot more people in that category than the number of people in the Reagan or Bush administration. Can't blame those people when a few spoil it.

It's actually pretty amazing that there was an increase in every category albeit it was only a +1 point increase in 65+. Lets hope the slope on that graph continues to increase and not plateau again like 1980. I'm sure it will help if the Obama administration continues to put things into action like they have this week with the stop to busting medical shops/patients in states that legalize it. If he tells the federal government to stop the criminal efforts in states that have it legal for medicinal purposes who knows what it could lead to in 2010 if California passes their legalization bill.


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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: Cap Stemson]
    #11287864 - 10/20/09 11:19 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Cap Stemson said:
Fuck legalize. De-illegalize it. It has always been free and legal till the corrupt, ignorant policy makers decided to become experts on the issue. There is no moral debate, it is ALL about business, control, and money, it always has been.




It had nothing to to with money in the beginning, and it's harder to unfuck a law than it is to fuck one up. so lets change healthcare WAHOOO!


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Re: Breaking! Gallup Poll Shows Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana [Re: CollegeGuy]
    #11291721 - 10/21/09 02:25 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

dont read too much into this ..the trend is definitely in the right direction..but the opposition not only remains in control..but prolly more comitted too...
if the trend in the poll continues..then anti-prohibitionists will achieve numerical superiority before the end of the 2010s...but i claim thats a big IF ..another gallup poll shows that the country has swung sharply to the right in recent months.. the repugs are favoured to recapture congress in 2010...finally..the impending SCOTUS ruling in citizens united v FEC will virtually hand the country to wealthy corporations on the proverbial plate...

to make a long story short..things may be going well at the moment..but there is a brick wall ahead...


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