Drugs and Alcohol
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Americans have become slightly less likely to say they drink alcoholic beverages, and those who imbibe are drinking less, on average.
The percentage of Americans who have tried marijuana has increased to a new high of 49%, as younger generations have been more likely than older generations to have tried it.
A record-high 68% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, including majorities of most demographic groups.
As the number of states legalizing marijuana rises, what percentage of Americans report smoking it?
Gallup findings over the past decade reveal that the years from 2010 to 2019 encompassed some revolutionary changes in public opinion.
In 1935, Americans had mixed views on the effect of Prohibition's repeal. In later years, most said they would vote against reinstating Prohibition.
Nearly half of U.S. adults say they have had drug or alcohol problems in their family. No group is spared, but college nongraduates and those in the Western U.S. appear most affected.
Highly religious Americans are less likely than others to drink alcohol and are more likely to view drinking as morally unacceptable.
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