Majority of Americans ready to legalize marijuana

As was the case last year, most respondents believe the “War on Drugs” has been a failure
Angus Reid Public Opinion
Press release
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Many Americans continue to believe that marijuana should be legalized, but are not supportive of making other drugs readily available, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,003 American adults, 55 per cent of respondents support the legalization of marijuana, while 40 per cent oppose it. The groups that are the most supportive of making cannabis legal in the U.S. are Democrats (63%), Independents (61%), Men (57%) and respondents aged 35-to-54 (57%).