Support for U.S. marijuana legalization 1969-2019

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that supported marijuana legalization from 1969 to 2019. According to the data, support for legalization has increased from 12 percent of respondents in 1969 to 66 percent of respondents in 2018.

U.S. adult support for legalizing marijuana from 1969 to 2019

Percentage of respondents
201966%
201866%
201764%
201558%
201358%
201250%
201044%
200536%
200031%
199525%
198523%
198025%
197726%
197316%
196912%
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1969 to 2019

Number of respondents

around 1,500

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Question: "Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?" (percentage that said "yes, legal")

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