The number of Americans who think weed should be legalized grew to 57 percent in 2016, a new survey found.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions might believe weed is only “slightly less awful” than heroin, but a new nationwide survey indicates a majority of the country seems to have a more positive outlook on the drug, the Washington Post reports.
The new data, collected by the University of Chicago’s General Social Survey, found that more Americans are cool with the idea of legalizing weed now than they were a few years ago—up from 52 percent in 2014 to 57 percent in 2016.
But that doesn’t mean everybody’s on the same page when it comes to transforming marijuana into an on-the-books industry, specifically among older people and Republicans. While a majority of people aged 18 to 64 support legal weed, only about 42 percent of people who are 65 and older agreed with them.