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U.S. public approval of medical marijuana 1995-2015

This graph shows the percentage of U.S. respondents in selected opinion polls between 1995 and 2015 who were in favor of medical marijuana. Throughout the period those in favor of medical marijuana never dropped below 70 percent, and a poll from Fox News in May 2013 found that a high of 85 percent of respondents were in favor.

Approval of medical marijuana in selected opinion polls in the U.S. between 1995 and 2015

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Release date

August 2016


United States

Survey time period

1995 to April 2015

Supplementary notes

The wording, margin of error and number of respondents vary for each poll and can be found in Appendix D page D-1 and D-2 of the report.

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