Monday, November 12, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Survey on Marijuana and Alcohol

Rasmussen (R) Poll on Marijuana and Alcohol

Which is more dangerous – alcohol or marijuana? 
  • Alcohol 51%
  • Marijuana 24%
  • Not sure 24%
Should marijuana be legalized?
  • Yes 45%
  • No 45%
  • Not sure 10%
Who should decide whether marijuana is legal in a state – the state government or the federal government?
  • State government 60%
  • Federal government 27%
  • Not sure 13%
Survey of 1,000 adults was conducted November 9-10, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Inside the numbers:
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of adults say they drink alcohol at least once a week, with eight percent (8%) who drink every day or nearly every day. Almost as many (34%) say they never drink alcohol.
On the other hand, only 10% say they have smoked pot within the last year.
Men are more likely than women to have smoked marijuana in the last year, and adults under 40 are more likely than older adults to have done so. Men are also more likely to support legalization of the drug.
Not surprisingly, 94% of those who have smoked pot in the last year think it should be legalized, compared to just 38% of those who haven’t.
Also unsurprisingly, an overwhelming majority of adults who have smoked in the last year say alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, and a plurality of those who haven’t smoked pot in the past year agree. Most adults who are regular drinkers agree as well.

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