For the third year in a row, a Gallup poll has found that the majority of Americans favor legalizing cannabis.
The latest study, which included a random sample of just over 1,000 Americans, found that 58% support the legalization of marijuana, tying the mark set in 2013. Support dropped to 51% in last year’s poll but rebounded in 2015, possibly because of relatively few problems in states that have legalized thus far.
The study also found – likely to no one’s surprise – that younger voters are much more likely to back cannabis reforms than older voters, with 71% of 18-to-34-year-olds supporting legalization, and only 35% of those 65 and older in support.
Recreational marijuana legalization is on the ballot this year in Ohio and is expected to be on the ballot in at least half a dozen other states next year, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine and Michigan.