Majority of Americans Believe Pot Safer Than Alcohol

WSJ Team November 27, 2012 0

A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen found that the majority of Americans believe that pot is safer than alcohol. The nationwide poll was conducted by Rasmussen and had a sampling of 1,000 adults.

The majority is a small majority, made up of only fifty-one percent of respondents saying that alcohol “is more dangerous’ than pot.  However, the respondents that thought alcohol more safer than pot was only a 24%. The other 24% of respondents were undecided.

It was tie vote on whether or not pot should be legalized, with the respondents being split with forty-five percent approved and forty-five percent against. The other ten percent were undecided. By gender, more men believe alcohol to be more dangerous. Sixty-six percent of those responding believe that state governments (and not federal) should decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized in their states.

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