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Support for legalizing marijuana in the U.S. is highest among Democrats and liberals, but majorities of Republicans and conservatives are also in favor.
Half of Americans (50%) say they have tried marijuana at some time, a new high point for this behavior that has been inching up over the past quarter century.
The cigarette smoking rate among young adults in the U.S. has fallen by more than 20 points in the past two decades. Young adults are now more likely to smoke marijuana or electronic cigarettes than tobacco cigarettes.
More than two-thirds of Americans favor legalizing marijuana, with ideology, religiosity, party identification and age most predictive of support.
While Americans' cigarette use is in steep decline, future changes in their use of marijuana and alcohol are uncertain.
Americans are split right down the middle over whether they think marijuana's effect on society is positive or negative. Their views about its effect on users tilt slightly positive.
More than two in three Americans (68%) support legalizing marijuana, matching the record high reached a year ago.
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.
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