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61% Say Drug Testing for Jobs Is Needed

A recent news report said a tightening U.S. job market and looser marijuana laws in some states have led to the decline of pre-employment drug tests. But most Americans see the value in drug screening potential employees, and few say a failed drug test has prevented them or a family member from getting a job.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults believe drug testing should be required of applicants for all or most jobs. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree, while 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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