Historic! 69% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana, Quinnipiac survey shows
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 16 April, 2021
The perspective on marijuana has been changing and it seems that many people support the legalization of this plant. In the United States, for example, according to a new survey conducted by Quinnipiac University, 69% of Americans are in favor of ending prohibition.
The results of this survey represent the highest support marijuana has received so far at the national level, and that also includes a large majority of Republicans (62%).
This time the survey interviewed 1,237 U.S. adults from April 8-12. Since 2012 Quinnipiac University has surveyed Americans for their stance on the issue.
The new number this survey returned is 18 percentage points higher than when the people were first asked nine years ago for their views on reform.
Generally, people who identify as Democrats are more likely to support legalization of the plant, but surprisingly, nearly two out of three people who express sympathy with the Republican party favor a policy change.
Changes in legislation
So far, numerous state legislatures are approving the use of marijuana or are considering proposals to legalize the plant.
Also, in Congress, legislators are preparing bills to eliminate the prohibition of cannabis throughout the United States. However, President Joe Biden still opposes the legalization of marijuana for adults.