Marijuana Legalization Attitudes Survey

There were 389 surveys of which 342, or 88 percent, were valid and counted. The remainder were responses that listed more than one policy option, in violation of the question directing a selection of one statement with which they agreed.
TOTAL Gave 1 answer only 389 342

Answered policy question incorrectly Policies 1,2, and 3 Policies 1 and 3 Policies 2 and 3 Policies 1 and 2 Policies 2, 3, and 4 Responses Not Included

Number 18 19 5 4 1 47

Observations on Counted Responses: The majority of respondents (59.4%) were between the ages of 21 and 40.
Age Cumulative Percent 28.1 59.4 68.7 95.3 100.0

Valid

21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61+ Total

Frequency 96 107 32 91 16 342

Percent 28.1 31.3 9.4 26.6 4.7 100.0

Valid Percent 28.1 31.3 9.4 26.6 4.7 100.0

A larger proportion of respondents were female (54.5%).
Sex Cumulative Percent 45.5 100.0

Valid

Male Female Total System

Frequency 147 176 323 19 342

Percent 43.0 51.5 94.4 5.6 100.0

Valid Percent 45.5 54.5 100.0

Missing Total

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Nearly 89 percent were White/Caucasian.
Race Cumulative Percent 88.8 93.0 96.7 98.8 99.7 100.0

Valid

White/Caucasian Black/African American Hispanic or Latino Native American Asian/Pacific Isl Other Total

Frequency 292 14 12 7 3 1 329 13 342

Percent 85.4 4.1 3.5 2.0 .9 .3 96.2 3.8 100.0

Valid Percent 88.8 4.3 3.6 2.1 .9 .3 100.0

Missing Total

System

City/ZipCode Most respondents (39.5%) gave their ZipCode origin as Indianapolis. Nearly 10 percent were from South Bend, and 7.3 percent gave no ZipCode information.
City Cumulative Percent 7.3 7.9 8.8 9.1 9.6 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.8 13.7 14.0 14.3 14.9 16.4 16.7 19.0 19.3 19.6 19.9 20.2 20.5 21.3

Valid AKRON ANDERSON ARGOS AVON BARGERSVILLE BARRINGTON BATESVILLE BEECH GROVE BLOOMINGTON BREMEN BRISTOL BROWNSBURG BUCHANAN CAMBY CARMEL CICERO CINCINNATI COLUMBUS CORBIN CRAWFORDSVILLE DANVILLE

Frequency 25 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 10 1 1 2 5 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 3

Percent 7.3 .6 .9 .3 .6 .3 .3 .3 .3 2.9 .3 .3 .6 1.5 .3 2.3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .9

Valid Percent 7.3 .6 .9 .3 .6 .3 .3 .3 .3 2.9 .3 .3 .6 1.5 .3 2.3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .9

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DONALDSON ELKHART ELWOOD ETNA GREEN FISHERS FLORA FRANKTON FREETOWN GOSPORT GRANGER GREENCASTLE GREENFIELD INDIANAPOLIS JEFFERSONVILLE KNOX KOKOMO LAFAYETTE LEBANON LIZTON LOGANSPORT MACY MANILLA MARTINSVILLE MC CORDSVILLE MICHIGANTOWN MISHAWAKA MONROVIA MOORESVILLE MORGANTOWN MUNCIE NASHVILLE NEW CARLISLE NEW CASTLE NILES NOBLESVILLE OSCEOLA PENDLETON PITTSBORO PLAINFIELD PLYMOUTH ROACHDALE ROCHESTER SCHERERVILLE SHELBURN SHELBYVILLE SOUTH BEND SPICELAND

1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 4 135 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 4 7 1 1 2 2 3 1 5 4 1 2 3 9 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 1 1 33 1

.3 .3 .3 .3 .9 .6 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 1.2 39.5 .3 .3 1.2 .3 .6 .3 .3 .3 1.2 2.0 .3 .3 .6 .6 .9 .3 1.5 1.2 .3 .6 .9 2.6 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 2.0 .3 .3 .3 9.6 .3

.3 .3 .3 .3 .9 .6 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 1.2 39.5 .3 .3 1.2 .3 .6 .3 .3 .3 1.2 2.0 .3 .3 .6 .6 .9 .3 1.5 1.2 .3 .6 .9 2.6 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 .3 2.0 .3 .3 .3 9.6 .3

21.6 21.9 22.2 22.5 23.4 24.0 24.3 24.6 24.9 25.1 25.4 26.6 66.1 66.4 66.7 67.8 68.1 68.7 69.0 69.3 69.6 70.8 72.8 73.1 73.4 74.0 74.6 75.4 75.7 77.2 78.4 78.7 79.2 80.1 82.7 83.0 83.3 83.6 83.9 84.2 84.5 86.5 86.8 87.1 87.4 97.1 97.4

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TERRE HAUTE VALPARAISO VEEDERSBURG WEST LAFAYETTE WESTFIELD WHITELAND YORKTOWN Total

2 1 1 1 2 1 1 342

.6 .3 .3 .3 .6 .3 .3 100.0

.6 .3 .3 .3 .6 .3 .3 100.0

98.0 98.2 98.5 98.8 99.4 99.7 100.0

State Nearly 90 percent of respondents lived in ZipCodes within cities in Indiana. The remainder lived in other states or listed no ZipCodes.

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Policy Favored In general, across all respondents, nearly 71 percent favored a complete legalization of marijuana taxing and regulating policies. Only 8 percent did not favor any changes to current laws.
Which Policy Cumulative Percent 70.5 81.9 92.1 100.0

Frequency Valid I am in favor of complete legalization I am in favor of legalizing only for medical purposes I am in favor of decriminalizing I do NOT favor any changes to curent laws Total 241 39 35 27 342

Percent 70.5 11.4 10.2 7.9 100.0

Valid Percent 70.5 11.4 10.2 7.9 100.0

Did policy preference vary by demographic variable? Age. For all age groups, 70.5 percent favored complete legalization. This varied by age, where 73-74 percent of younger ages favored legalization while just 63 percent of those 61 or older did so. Still, the differences were not statistically significant.
Age * Which Policy Crosstabulation

Age

21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61+

Count % within Age Count % within Age Count % within Age Count % within Age Count % within Age Count % within Age

I am in favor of complete legalization 70 72.9% 79 73.8% 18 56.3% 64 70.3% 10 62.5% 241 70.5%

Which Policy I am in favor of legalizing I am in only for favor of medical decriminali purposes zing 11 12 11.5% 12.5% 14 13.1% 5 15.6% 9 9.9% 0 .0% 39 11.4% 8 7.5% 3 9.4% 10 11.0% 2 12.5% 35 10.2%

I do NOT favor any changes to current laws 3 3.1% 6 5.6% 6 18.8% 8 8.8% 4 25.0% 27 7.9%

Total 96 100.0% 107 100.0% 32 100.0% 91 100.0% 16 100.0% 342 100.0%

Total

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When two groups were created – the ‘young’ (ages 21-40) and the ‘older’ (ages 41 or older) - the differences were significant. The ‘young’ were more likely to favor complete legalization while the ‘older’ were more likely to favor the status quo.

Recode age, 21-40 and 41 and older * Which Policy Crosstabulation

Recode age, 21-40 and 41 and older

21-40

Count % within Recode age, 2140 and 41 and older Count % within Recode age, 2140 and 41 and older

I am in favor of complete legalization 149 73.4% 92 66.2% 241 70.5%

Which Policy I am in favor of legalizing I am in only for favor of medical decriminali purposes zing 25 20 12.3% 14 10.1% 39 11.4% 9.9% 15 10.8% 35 10.2%

I do NOT favor any changes to current laws 9 4.4% 18 12.9% 27 7.9%

Total 203 100.0% 139 100.0% 342 100.0%

41+

Total

Count % within Recode age, 2140 and 41 and older

Gender Differences Males are more likely to favor legalization while women are more likely to favor no change.
Sex * Which Policy Crosstabulation

Sex

Male Female

Count % within Sex Count % within Sex Count % within Sex

I am in favor of complete legalization 113 76.9% 113 64.2% 226 70.0%

Which Policy I am in favor of legalizing I am in only for favor of medical decriminali purposes zing 14 17 9.5% 11.6% 24 13.6% 38 11.8% 16 9.1% 33 10.2%

I do NOT favor any changes to current laws 3 2.0% 23 13.1% 26 8.0%

Total 147 100.0% 176 100.0% 323 100.0%

Total

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Racial Differences When white Caucasians are compared to all other races (non-whites), whites were more likely to favor legalization while non-whites were more likely to favor only for medical purposes or to favor decriminalization. Differences were not significant, however.
Recode Race - White vs. Non-white * Which Policy Crosstabulation

Recode Race - White vs. Non-white

White

Count % within Recode Race White vs. Non-white Count % within Recode Race White vs. Non-white

I am in favor of complete legalization 206 70.5% 24 64.9% 230 69.9%

Which Policy I am in favor of legalizing I am in only for favor of medical decriminali purposes zing 32 28 11.0% 6 16.2% 38 11.6% 9.6% 6 16.2% 34 10.3%

I do NOT favor any changes to current laws 26 8.9% 1 2.7% 27 8.2%

Total 292 100.0% 37 100.0% 329 100.0%

Non-white

Total

Count % within Recode Race White vs. Non-white

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