Colorado and Washington voters legalized marijuana this November. Now it seems that the majority of voters in the United States support their decision.
A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows that 51% of voters in the United States support marijuana legalization while only 44% oppose it.
The poll found that men support marijuana legalization more than women. 59% of men support legalization and 36% oppose it, while only 44% of women support legalization and 52% oppose it.
Voters are also divided on the subject by an age gap. A majority of people over the age of 65 oppose marijuana legalization, while nearly 66% of people under age 29 support it.
Pollster Peter Brown explained, “It seems like that given the better than 2-1 majority among younger voters, legalization is just a matter of time.”
This was the first time the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute conducted a survey on marijuana use and legalization. The national survey was conducted between November 28 and December 3.