Pittsburgh, PA–(ENEWSPF)–September 11, 2014. Nearly 60 percent of Americans support regulating cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol, according to an analysis of over 450,000 online responses collected by the online polling data company CivicScience over a nearly two-year period.
Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that they would support “a law in [their] state that would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana like alcohol?” Thirty-five percent of respondents said that they would oppose such a change in law.
An analysis of responses provided within the past three months found even stronger support for marijuana regulation, with 61 percent of those polled endorsing cannabis law reform.
Democrats, men, and those respondents between the ages of 25 to 34 were most likely to support regulating cannabis.
The CivicScience survey findings are similar to poll results previously reported by Gallup in 2013. In that poll, 58 percent of respondents similarly backed legalizing marijuana. More recently, in April, national polling data published by the Pew Research Center reported that 54 percent of Americans support legalizing the plant.