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CBS NEWS POLL

Support for Legal Marijuana Use is at a New High
April 8- 12, 2015
MJ-01. Do you think that the use of marijuana should be legal, or not?

Legal
Not legal
Don’t know/no answer

*** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***
Total
Rep
Dem
Ind
%
%
%
%
53
45
60
51
43
52
37
42
5
3
3
6

Feb14c
%
51
46
3

MJ-02. Do you think doctors should be allowed to prescribe small amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses,
or not?

Allowed
Not allowed
Don't know/No answer

84
13
3

85
11
4

86
12
1

83
14
3

Jan14c
86
12
2

MJ-03. Do you think laws regarding whether the use of marijuana is legal or not should be determined by the federal government, or
left to each individual state government to decide?
Federal government
State governments
Both (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

37
58
1
4

27
70
*
3

46
47
2
4

35
59
1
5

35
62
1
2

MJ-04. Which do you think is more harmful to a person's health: using marijuana or using alcohol, - or don't you think either of them
are harmful to a person's health?

Marijuana
Alcohol
Neither
Both equally (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

12
51
6
28
3

19
41
5
31
4

10
59
6
23
3

10
51
7
29
3

Jan97d
13
35
3
46
4

MJ-05. If a candidate for president used marijuana in the past, would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, less
likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn’t this matter much in your vote?
More likely
Less likely
Wouldn’t matter
Don't know/No answer

4
19
75
2

1
25
74
1

6
16
77
1

4
19
75
2

43
56
1

37
62
1

44
54
2

45
54
1

MJ-06. Have you ever tried marijuana?

Yes
No
Don't know/No answer

Jan97d
34
65
1

Unweighted
1012

Weighted

Total Respondents
Total Republicans
Total Democrats
Total independents

224
345
443

211
318
483

(21%)
(31%)
(48%)