AP-CNBC Marijuana Poll--Complete Results & Analysis
6. Assuming the sale and possession of at least some amount of marijuana were made legal, would you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose allowing state governments to tax sales of marijuana?
If marijuana is legalized, 62 percent favor imposing state taxes on sales.
- Likeliest to say yes include Westerners (73 percent) and college-educated (72 percent). Only 43 percent of those 65+ say so. There's little difference by political party, race or type of area.
39 percent think legalizing marijuana and taxing it would contribute just a small amount to their state’s budget, while 35 percent think it would contribute a large amount. 23 percent think it wouldn’t really contribute anything to their state’s budget.
7. Assuming the sale and possession of at least some amount of marijuana were made legal, would you prefer
Assuming marijuana were legalized, more favor private businesses selling marijuana than having government sell it, 54 percent to 36 percent.
- By age, only those 65+ are closely divided, all younger groups have clear preference for business.
- Whites and blacks want business to do it, Hispanics prefer government.
- Little regional difference.
- Six in 10 Republicans prefer business, compared to nearly half of Democrats.
8. If marijuana were taxed by state governments, what do you think would be an appropriate tax rate? Would (INSERT RATE) be too high, too low, or about right?