U.S. opinions on national marijuana policy as of 2018, by age group

This statistic shows the percentage of survey respondents that had select opinions on U.S. national marijuana policy as of January 2018, by age group. According to the survey results, among those aged less than 50 years, 54 percent felt that marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, while just 44 percent of those aged 50 years and older felt the same.

Percentage of U.S. registered voters that had select opinions on the national marijuana policy as of 2018, by age group

Keep the current marijuana policyLegalize medical marijuanaDecriminalize marijuana Legalize recreational marijuana useNot sure
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Source

Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 10 to January 13, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

randomly selected registered voters

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Currently, possessing and using marijuana is against federal law. Which one of the following best describes your preference on national marijuana policy?

- Keep the current policy
- Keep the current policy, but legalize the use of marijuana for physician-supervised medical use
- Decriminalize marijuana use by removing the possibility of jail time for possession and also allowing for medical marijuana, but keep the sale of marijuana illegal.
- Legalize the commercial production, use and sale of marijuana for recreational use, as they have done recently in several states."

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