A vast majority of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized for recreational and medical use
An overwhelming majority of respondents in a recent survey indicated that marijuana should be legalized in the United States for recreational and medical use.
Conducted by the Pew Research Center, the study unveiled that up to 91 percent of adult respondents in the U.S. agreed of its full legalization. Only 8 percent refuted this idea.
The study was conducted through the first and second weeks of April 2021.
“There have long been age and partisan differences in views about marijuana, and that remains the case today. Very few adults of any age are completely opposed to the legalization of marijuana. However, older adults are far less likely than young people to favor marijuana legalization for recreational use,” the Pew data states.
“This is particularly the case among adults ages 75 and older: Just 32% say marijuana should be legal for recreational and medical use, by far the lowest share for any age category and 21 percentage points lower than adults in the next-oldest age group, those ages 65 to 74,” the data also states.
“Among younger adults, there is wider support for legalization for medical and recreational uses, including 70% of adults under age 30.”
Among the respondents, White Americans in early adulthood, who lean towards the left, particularly advocating for liberalism, make up the majority of the support for the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use.