A poll conducted by the research-based consulting company Gallup finds that 45% of Americans say they have tried marijuana on at least one occasion. When Gallup presented the same question to Americans in 1969, only 4% of those surveyed said they had tried pot.
Gallup’s study on “American’s consumption habits” is based on telephone interviews conducted on July 5-9 with a random sample of 1,021 adults. However, the results from the marijuana-related questions are based on responses from approximately 500 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
12% of Americans Enjoy Marijuana Regularly
When Gallup first explored “marijuana usage and experimentation” by Americans in 2013, they found that 7% of those surveyed consumed marijuana with regularity. Since 2013, that figure has jumped to 12%, representing approximately 39,176,882 people based on the latest United Nations population estimates.
Demographic distinctions suggest that Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are more likely to have tried marijuana than Millennials, despite the fact that Millennial-aged adults consume marijuana regularity at a much higher…