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Survey finds more Americans support legalizing marijuana

Posted at 11:40 PM, Oct 12, 2016

Nevada is one of 8 states with a measure on the November ballot that could legalize marijuana in some form, and a new survey shows more Americans than ever support the idea.

According to the Pew Research Center, 57 percent of U.S. adults say marijuana use should be legalized, while 37 percent say it should remain illegal.

That is almost a complete flip from a similar study 10 years ago -- 32 percent favored legalization while 60 percent were opposed.

Pew found that millennials were more likely to support legalization -- 71 percent. This is up from 2006 when it was at 34 percent. However, support has increased among Generation X and Baby Boomers.

And while Democrats are more likely to support it than Republicans, there are majorities in both parties that support it.