More Americans than Ever Before Favor Outright Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana legalization in the United States is closer than ever to being a reality: 60% of Americans now support it.

That’s according to the latest Gallup Poll data, which asked over 1,000 respondents, “Should marijuana use be made legal, or not?” The data shows increases in support for marijuana legalization across the board — across age, race, gender, and political demographics. And it’s a huge overall increase: from 35% of adults in favor of legalization in 2005, to 60% in 2016.

Pew Research conducted a similar poll earlier in 2016, which came to similar results: 57% of Americans over 18 favor outright marijuana legalization.

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