27% of Americans think it would be better if people used more marijuana than alcohol, survey finds

Written by on 9 March, 2022

According to a survey conducted by the firm YouGov, 27% of Americans think it would be better if people used more cannabis instead of alcohol, while 20% said it would be a bad idea.

Likewise, most of the people consulted (38%) expressed that it would be neither good nor bad, and 15% said they were not sure.

As reviewed by Marijuana Moment, the demographic breakdown of the survey, in which 10,412 Americans participated on February 28, found “that Democrats were more likely to say that switching from alcohol to marijuana would be good (34%), compared to Republicans (18%) and independents (27%)”.

To be sure, there has long been a broad discussion about the pros and cons of alcohol versus marijuana. Cannabis advocates point out that liquor can cause long-term health problems. In addition, cannabis compounds are medically beneficial in treating various health ailments, the aforementioned media outlet points out.

On the other hand, the survey also showed that people between the ages of 30 and 44 were the most likely to say that it would be good if the average American drank less alcohol and used more cannabis (34%), while only 17% of those over 65 agreed with that position.

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