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Is 18 Old Enough to Fight, Vote, Smoke and Drink?

Americans believe 18 is old enough to elect a president and fight for your country but not to buy tobacco and alcohol.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of American Adults oppose raising the voting age from the current 18 to 21 years old. Thirty percent (30%) favor raising the voting age, generally unchanged from 2013.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on September 10 and 13, 2015 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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The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on September 10 and 13, 2015 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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