For the first time ever, a FOX News poll has found a majority of respondents in favor of legalizing marijuana.
The poll, released late last week, found 51% of those surveyed favor legalizing marijuana. Just 44% were opposed. Last year, a similar FOX News poll found support at 50% in favor, and 43% against. In 2013, 46% favored legalization while 49% were opposed.
The poll found that voters under 35 years old (54%) are more likely than those 65 and older (39%) to favor legalizing marijuana. Men (56%) are more likely than women (46%) to support it.
Majorities of Democrats (62%) and independent voters (53%) support legalizing marijuana, while a majority of Republicans opposes it (59%).
The findings are similar to other recent national polls released this month, and reflect a growing national acceptance of marijuana law reform.
The FOX News poll, was conducted between April 19-21, 2015. The poll sampled 1,102 registered voters nationwide, and has a margin of error of +/- 3%.