Support for research into medical use of illegal psychedelics U.S. 2017

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults who supported allowing researchers to study illegal psychedelic substances in medical trials to investigate their potential medicinal benefits as of 2017. According to the survey, 53 percent of respondents supported allowing researchers to study illegal psychedelic substances in medical trails.

Percentage of U.S. adults who supported allowing researchers to study illegal psychedelic substances in medical trials as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Support53%
Oppose21%
Dont know27%
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Source

Release date

2017

Region

North America, United States

Survey time period

June 2 to 5, 2017

Number of respondents

1,125 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. adults

Supplementary notes

Original question: In general, do you support or oppose researchers being allowed to study illegal psychedelic substances (e.g., mushrooms, MDMA, ketamine, etc.) in medical trials to investigate their potential medicinal benefits, despite their illegal status?

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