PollingReport.com

Home ] Up ] Priorities ] Abortion ] Budget/Taxes ] Crime ] Disasters ] Education ] Energy ] Environment ] Food ] Foreign Affairs/Defense ] Guns ] Health Policy ] [ Illegal Drugs ] Immigration ] Law/Civil Rights ] Race and Ethnicity ] Social Security ] Space ]


       Illegal Drugs


 
 

CBS News Poll. May 14-18, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think that the use of marijuana should be legal, or not?"
1/14 & earlier: "Do you think that the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?"

 
    Legal Not legal Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

5/14-18/14

48 47 5    
 

Men

54 41 5    
 

Women

43 53 4    
 

18 to 29 years

60 37 3    
 

30 to 44

57 39 4    
 

45 to 64

41 54 5    
 

65 & older

37 58 5    
 
 

2/19-23/14

51 46 3    
 

Republicans

34 64 2    
 

Democrats

60 37 3    
 

Independents

55 42 3    
 
 

1/17-21/14

51 44 5    
 

Republicans

35 61 3    
 

Democrats

59 36 5    
 

Independents

54 40 6    
 
 

4/13

45 45 11    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). March 5-9, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"Which of the following substances would you say is the MOST harmful to a person's overall health: tobacco, alcohol, sugar, or marijuana?" If all: "Now, if you had to choose just one, which substance would you say is the MOST harmful?" Options rotated

 
    %        
 

Tobacco

49        
 

Alcohol

24        
 

Sugar

15        
 

Marijuana

8        
 

All (vol.)

3        
 

Unsure

1        

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 12-26, 2014. N=3,338 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.

             

"Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?"

 
    Yes, legal No, illegal Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/12-26/14

54 42 3    
 

3/13-17/13

52 45 3    
 

2/22 - 3/1/11

45 50 5    
 

3/10-14/10

41 52 7    

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 14-23, 2014. N=1,821 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.6.

             

"In dealing with drug policy, should government focus more on prosecuting people who use illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, or do you think it should focus more on providing treatment for people who use these types of drugs?" Options rotated

 
    Prosecuting Providing
treatment
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/14-23/14

26 67 7    
             

"Some states have moved AWAY from the idea of mandatory prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders. Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing?"

 
    A good
thing
A bad
thing
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/14-23/14

63 32 5    
             

"Which comes closer to your view about the use of marijuana by adults? It should be legal for personal use. It should be legal only for medicinal use. OR, It should not be legal."

 
    Legal for
personal use
Legal for
medicinal use
It should
not be legal
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

2/14-23/14

39 44 16 2  
             

"If marijuana use is not legalized, do you think people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana should serve time in jail, or not?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/14-23/14

22 76 2    
             

"In your view, would legalizing marijuana lead to more underage people trying it, or not?"

 
    Would lead
to more
Would not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/14-23/14

54 44 2    
             

"Which do you think is more harmful to a person's health: alcohol or marijuana?" Options rotated

 
    Alcohol Marijuana Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

2/14-23/14

69 15 14 3  
             

"If marijuana were as widely available as alcohol, which do you think would be more harmful to society: alcohol or marijuana?" Options rotated

 
    Alcohol Marijuana Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

2/14-23/14

63 23 11 2  
             

"Regardless of your opinion about marijuana, do you think that the sale and use of marijuana eventually will be legal nationwide, or not?"

 
    Will be
legal
Will not
be legal
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/14-23/14

75 22 2    
             

"Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, have you, yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

2/14-23/14

47 52 1    
 

3/13-17/13

48 51 1    
 

3/10-14/10

40 58 2    

 

CBS News Poll. Jan. 17-21, 2014. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think doctors should be allowed to prescribe small amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses, or not?"

 
    Allowed Not
allowed
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/17-21/14

86 12 2    
 

11/16-19/12

83 13 4    
             

"Do you think most of the marijuana that is being purchased in this country through state authorized medical marijuana programs is being used to alleviate suffering from serious medical illnesses, or do you think most of it is being used for other reasons?"

 
    Serious
illnesses
Other
reasons
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

1/17-21/14

34 56 10    
 

11/16-19/12

29 53 18    
             

"Do you think laws regarding whether the use of marijuana is legal or not should be determined by the federal government, or left to each individual state government to decide?" Options rotated

 
    Federal
government
State
governments
Both
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

1/17-21/14

35 62 1 2  
 

4/13

33 54 4 9  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 8-12, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"Overall, do you support or oppose legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/8-12/14

49 48 3    
 

11/7-11/12

48 50 1    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 3-5, 2014. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?"

 
    Should
be made legal
Should not
be made legal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

55 44 1    
 

Democrats

62 37 1    
 

Independents

59 41 1    
 

Republicans

36 61 2    
             

"Do you think the sale of marijuana should be made legal, or not?"

 
    Should
be made legal
Should not
be made legal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/3-5/14

54 45 2    
             

"Assuming marijuana is not legalized, do you think people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana should be put in jail, or just have to pay a fine but without serving any time in jail?"

 
    Jail Just a fine Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/3-5/14

12 79 2 5 2
             

"Do you think adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it, or do you think that marijuana should remain illegal even for medical purposes?"

 
    Should be
allowed
Should
remain illegal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/3-5/14

88 10 1    
             

"Would you say the use of marijuana is a very serious problem in this country today, a moderately serious problem, not too serious, or not really a problem at all?"

 
    Very
serious
Moderately
serious
Not too
serious
Not really
a problem
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

1/3-5/14

19 32 22 27 1
             

"Which of the following do you think is more dangerous for people in this country to use: marijuana or alcohol?"

 
    Marijuana Alcohol Equally
dangerous
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/3-5/14

12 73 14 1  
             

"Which of the following do you think is more dangerous for people in this country to use: marijuana or tobacco products such as cigarettes or cigars?"

 
    Marijuana Tobacco
products
Equally
dangerous
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/3-5/14

23 64 12 1  
             

"As you may know, Colorado now allows anyone over the age of 21 to purchase small quantities of marijuana for their own use from businesses that have been licensed by the state government to sell marijuana. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea, or do you want to see what happens in Colorado and other states that legalize marijuana before you decide how you feel about this matter?"

 
    Good idea Bad idea See what
happens
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

1/3-5/14

33 29 37 1  
             

"As you may know, the use and sale of marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Do you think the federal government should or should not enforce the federal law by arresting as many users and sellers of marijuana in Colorado as possible?"

 
    Should
enforce
Should not
enforce
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/3-5/14

28 70 3    
             

"I'm going to read you a list of actions. For each, please tell me whether you think this is something you consider to be morally wrong, or not morally wrong. Smoking marijuana."

 
    Morally
wrong
Not morally
wrong
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/3-5/14

35 64 1    
             

"Do you think the use of alcohol should be legal, or not?"

 
    Should
be legal
Should not
be legal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/3-5/14

81 18 1    
             

"Do you think the use of tobacco products such as cigarettes or cigars should be legal, or not?"

 
    Should
be legal
Should not
be legal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

1/3-5/14

71 27 1    
             

"Keeping in mind that all your answers in this survey are confidential, have you yourself ever happened to try marijuana?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

52 44 3    
 

Democrats

53 46 1    
 

Independents

55 40 6    
 

Republicans

46 53 1    

 

Public Religion Research Institute, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Nov. 12-Dec. 18, 2013. N=4,509 adults nationwide. Margin of error 1.7.

             

"Now, I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in the country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making the use of marijuana legal?"

 
    Strongly
favor
Favor Oppose Strongly
oppose
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

11/12 - 12/18/13

20 31 25 19 4

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 3-6, 2013. N=1,028 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?"

 
    Should
be made legal
Should not
be made legal
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/3-6/13

58 39 3    
 

11/26-29/12

48 50 1    
 

10/6-9/11

50 46 3    
 

10/7-10/10

46 50 4    
 

10/1-4/09

44 54 2    
 

10/13-16/05

36 60 4    
 

11/10-12/03

34 64 2    
 

8/3-5/01

34 62 4    
 

8/29 - 9/5/00

31 64 5    
 

8/28-30/95

25 73 2    
 

10/2-7/69

12 84 4    

 

Gallup Poll. July 10-14, 2013. Adults nationwide.

             

"Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, have you, yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?" N=972 (Form A), margin of error 4

 
    Yes No No answer    
    % % %    
 

7/10-14/13

38 61 1    
 

9/23-26/99

34 66 -    
             

"Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, do you, yourself, smoke marijuana?" N=1,055 (Form B), margin of error 4

 
    Yes No      
    % %      
 

7/10-14/13

7 93      

 

Public Religion Research Institute/Religion News Service. April 17-21, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose making the use of marijuana legal?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

4/17-21/13

45 49 6    
             

"All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose making the use of marijuana legal?" If oppose or unsure: "And do you favor or oppose making the use of marijuana legal to treat certain medical conditions if prescribed by a doctor?" Combined responses.

 
    Favor Favor only
if prescribed
by a doctor
Oppose Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

4/17-21/13

45 35 19 1  
             

"Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, have you, yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

4/17-21/13

42 57 1    
             

"Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, please tell me whether you personally believe using marijuana is morally acceptable or morally wrong."

 
    Morally
acceptable
Morally
wrong
Depends
(vol.)
Not a moral
issue (vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

4/17-21/13

49 40 3 3 5
             

"Do you personally believe that using marijuana is a sin, or not?"

 
    Is a sin Is not
a sin
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

4/17-21/13

23 70 7    
             

"And do you personally believe that using marijuana is prohibited by the Bible, or not?"

 
    Is prohibited Is not
prohibited
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

4/17-21/13

20 62 18    
             

"And do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statement? New laws legalizing the use of marijuana are a sign of the moral decline of America."

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

4/17-21/13

35 60 5    

 

Pew Research Center. March 13-17, 2013. N=1,501 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. (First,) do you agree or disagree that for most people the use of marijuana leads to the use of hard drugs?"

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/13-17/13

38 58 4    
             

"Do you agree or disagree that government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth?"

 
    Agree Disagree Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/13-17/13

72 23 6    
             

"If people were using marijuana around you, would that make you feel UNcomfortable, or not?"

 
    Would Would not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/13-17/13

51 48 1    
             

"Do you think marijuana does or does not have legitimate medical uses?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/13-17/13

77 16 7    
             

"As you may know, some states have decided to allow marijuana use, but it is still prohibited under federal law. Do you think the federal government should or should not enforce federal marijuana laws in these states?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

3/13-17/13

35 60 5    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Feb. 25-27, 2013. N=1,010 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you favor or oppose legalizing marijuana?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/25-27/13

46 49 6    
             

"Do you think it's more dangerous to drive a car after smoking marijuana, or after drinking alcohol?" Options rotated

 
    After
smoking marijuana
After
drinking
alcohol
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/25-27/13

4 51 35 2 8
             

"Do you think adults should be allowed to use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician prescribes it?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/25-27/13

85 13 2    
             

"Do you think most people who smoke medical marijuana truly need it for medical purposes or just want to smoke marijuana?"

 
    Truly
need it
Just want
to smoke
marijuana
Depends
on person
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/25-27/13

30 47 12 11  

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 9-13, 2013. N=1,502 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Do you personally believe that smoking marijuana is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue?"

 
    Morally
acceptable
Morally
wrong
Not a
moral issue
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

1/9-13/13

12 32 50 2 4
 

2/06

10 50 35 4 1

Illegal drugs continued

 


HOME | TABLE OF CONTENTS | SEARCH THE SITE

Copyright 2014 POLLING REPORT, INC., and polling/sponsoring organizations