Poll: 62 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana

More than 6 in 10 Americans support legalizing marijuana, according to a new survey released by the Pew Research Center.

The survey found that 62 percent of Americans favor legalization, a figure that represents a steady increase in support in recent years. 

Support jumped just 1 percent from 2017 but has doubled from the 31 percent of the nation that supported marijuana legalization in 2000, according to Pew. 

Pew notes that support for legalizing marijuana splits along party lines. Sixty-nine percent of Democrats are in favor of legalizing the drug, while just 45 percent of Republicans back the idea. Fifty-one percent of Republicans oppose legalizing marijuana. 

But the 45

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