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Gallup Poll: Americans Think Using Cannabis Is Almost As ‘Morally Acceptable’ As Drinking
Nearly the same number of Americans think using cannabis and drinking alcohol are morally acceptable, according to the latest Gallup Values and Beliefs survey. The research-based company polled Americans about alcohol and cannabis for the first time this year and found that 65% of Americans consider cannabis use ethical. Alcohol, ever popular in America, sits at 78%.
Gallup’s annual morality poll asks Americans to rate their acceptance of contentious social issues like pornography, abortion, and animal testing. Cannabis, once the scary star of Reefer Madness, sits well above a lot of things. Affairs are, unsurprisingly, at the very bottom of the totem pole with a 10% acceptance rate, while cannabis’ nearest competitors are things like having a baby outside of wedlock, the death penalty, and wearing clothing made from fur.
According to Gallup, Americans have become a lot more liberal in general since they began polling the public on moral issues in 2001. The only issue more accepted by Americans than drinking alcohol is taking birth control, which 91% of people surveyed find ethical.