According to a recent poll conducted by Pew Research Center, as of 2019, two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be made legal. This particular statistic reflects an unfaltering rise over the past decade.
Based on the data from this new Pew Research survey, American adults who oppose legalization of marijuana has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% in 2019. From these numbers, we can see how the opposition faction among public opinion has nearly been cut in half.
The generational divide on views of marijuana legalization exist within both political party coalitions. For instance, in relation to the generational distinctions, see some key numbers from Pew Research study results listed below:
- Baby Boomer Generation: 81%
- Generation X: 76%
- Millennial Democrats: 78%
- Millennial Republicans 71%
- Generation X Republicans: 55%
- Baby Boomer Republicans: 49%
Obviously, large majorities of the population say the use of marijuana should be made legal. It is safe to say, we will see the percentage of Americans in favor of marijuana legalization continues to climb.