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How wrong is it to use Marijuana?

Below are 29 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

GRASS from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16932.8
1) Should85924.1
2) Should not1,33237.4
8) Dont know1965.5
9) No answer30.1
TOTAL3559100.0


Q37C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q37 How do you feel about the following... c. The use of marijuana (Q37C)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong67339.8
2) Almost always wrong36521.6
3) Only wrong sometimes40423.9
4) Not wrong at all25014.8
TOTAL1692100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,62333.1
1) Should1,38628.3
2) Should not1,62533.2
8) Dont know2605.3
9) No answer70.1
TOTAL4901100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 2002

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should30633.6
2) Should not54559.8
8) Dont know616.7
TOTAL912100.0


MARIJUAN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q34e. How do you feel about the morality of the following? The use of marijuana (MARIJUAN)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong58436.2
2) Almost always wrong35421.9
3) Only wrong sometimes31619.6
4) Not wrong at all36022.3
Missing35 
TOTAL1,614100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 2004

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should29233.3
2) Should not51058.2
8) Dont know738.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL876100.0


MEDIPOT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about making marijuana legally available for medical purposes? (97, 03, 10) (MEDIPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1185.8
0) Against73836.0
1) For1,19558.3
TOTAL2051100.0


LEGALPOT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: The possession of small amounts of marijuana should not be treated as a criminal offense. (95, 03) (LEGALPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK594.5
0) Disagree74157.0
1) Agree50038.5
TOTAL1300100.0


FINEPOT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: People in possession of small amounts of marijuana should be fined rather than sent to jail. (05) (FINEPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK375.7
0) Disagree16725.6
1) Agree44868.7
TOTAL652100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 2006

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should67233.8
2) Should not1,15658.1
8) Dont know1618.1
TOTAL1989100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 2000

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should59731.5
2) Should not1,18362.4
8) Dont know1115.9
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1896100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1996

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should49225.6
2) Should not1,33269.2
8) Dont know995.1
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1925100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1990

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should14616.2
2) Should not72180.2
8) Dont know273.0
9) No answer50.6
TOTAL899100.0


MARIJUAN from Generation Next Survey, 2006

And here are few things some people do. For each one, please tell me if you think its something thats okay or not okay for other people to do - even if you might not do it yourself. Is it okay or not okay for other people to smoke marijuana? (MARIJUAN)
TOTAL%
1) Okay92230.7
2) Not okay1,88462.8
3) (VOL.) Depends1615.4
9) (VOL.) Dont know/Refused341.1
TOTAL3,001100.0


WMARIJNA from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. F. Smoking marijuana (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WMARIJNA)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated46541.2
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated756.6
3) Right for some, but not for me personally23420.7
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others221.9
5) Right for all413.6
6) Not a moral issue29325.9
TOTAL1130100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1988

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should17117.2
2) Should not78478.6
8) Dont know383.8
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL997100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should18217.9
2) Should not79077.7
8) Dont know403.9
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1017100.0


W9MRJNA from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. I. Smoking marijuana (W9MRJNA)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated1,00251.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated27313.9
3) Right for some, but not for me personally35017.9
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others773.9
5) Right for all613.1
6) Not a moral issue19710.1
TOTAL1960100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1998

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should52527.5
2) Should not1,26366.1
8) Dont know1176.1
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1911100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1976

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should41627.8
2) Should not1,03168.8
8) Dont know503.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1499100.0


MEDIPOT from Houston Area Survey, 2010

For/Against: What about making marijuana legally available for medical purposes? (MEDIPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK405.3
0) Against26034.7
1) For45060.0
TOTAL750100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1980

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should36424.8
2) Should not1,05671.9
8) Dont know453.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0


GRASSY from General Social Survey, 1978

ONLY ASKED ON FORM 2: Some people think the use of marijuana should be made legal. Other people think marijuana use should not be made legal. Which do you favor? (GRASSY)
TOTAL%
1) Make use legal24231.4
2) Dont make use legal50165.0
8) Dont know273.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL771100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1978

ASKED ON BOTH FORMS: Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should44729.2
2) Should not1,01766.4
8) Dont know452.9
9) No answer231.5
TOTAL1532100.0


STD_MARI from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements. - The use of marijuana should be legalized. (STD_MARI)
TOTAL%
0) Refused5672.6
1) Strongly Agree6,04727.7
2) Agree with Reservations6,59630.2
3) Disagree with Reservations3,48115.9
4) Strongly Disagree5,16023.6
TOTAL21851100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1994

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should45722.7
2) Should not1,45072.1
8) Dont know934.6
9) No answer110.5
TOTAL2011100.0


MARIJUNA from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements: -- The use of marijuana should be legalized. (MARIJUNA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4,72519.5
2) Agree with reservations7,38930.5
3) Disagree with reservations5,17721.4
4) Strongly disagree6,92928.6
Missing780 
TOTAL24,220100.0


MARIJ from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)

Please indicate the extent of your agreement or disagreement with each of the following statements -- Undergraduates known to use marijuana regularly should be suspended or dismissed. (MARIJ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2,71311.0
2) Agree with reservations3,74415.2
3) Disagree with reservations8,21233.4
4) Strongly disagree9,90040.3
Missing430 
TOTAL24,569100.0


GRASS from General Social Survey, 1993

Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should23422.1
2) Should not77072.8
8) Dont know524.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1057100.0




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