New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans

Marijuana legalization continues to be viewed more favorably by Americans, buoyed by substantial support from younger adults, according to the latest survey from the Pew Research Center.

Overall, 61 percent of Americans surveyed said they support legalization, a 4-percentage-point increase from last year, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in October 2017 of 1,504 adults.

A total of 37 percent of adults surveyed said marijuana should not be legal; 5 percent were undecided or refused to answer. The margin of error for the total sample size was plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

The “six in 10 Americans” support levels align with recently published results from longstanding polling firm Gallup, which reported in October that 64 percent of adult survey respondents said that marijuana should be legalized.

Pew Research Center survey results, which were released Friday, provide

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