Majority of Americans think marijuana is “socially acceptable,” poll shows
A survey of Americans’ views on marijuana found that a majority of people think the drug is “socially acceptable” — a position that likely puts them at odds with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said in March that a marijuana habit is only “slightly less awful” than heroin addiction.
The poll, conducted in March by Marist in partnership with Yahoo News, surveyed 1,122 U.S. adults and found that 56% said using marijuana was socially acceptable, compared with 42% who said it was socially unacceptable and 2% who were “unsure.”
The survey also revealed that 49% of respondents, nearly half, said they supported legalizing recreational marijuana.
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