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Americans See Booze as More Dangerous Than Pot

More and more states are now pushing to legalize recreational marijuana use, perhaps in part because Americans see it as less dangerous than another already-legal substance.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults consider alcohol more dangerous than marijuana. Just 15% think pot is more dangerous. Thirty percent (30%) think both substances are equally as dangerous, while just five percent (5%) say neither are. (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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