A brand new Gallup ballot has revealed that almost one in 4 younger adults in the United States is a hashish consumer. The outcomes of the phone ballot have been launched by the analysis firm on Wednesday.
The ballot discovered that 24 % of adults age 18-29 years previous stated that they “regularly” or “occasionally” use or smoke marijuana. For all grownup age teams general, 13 % of Americans stated that they smoke pot, with 5 % saying they used it commonly and eight % claiming occasional use.
Thirteen % of these 30-49 years previous stated that they have been hashish customers. The ballot confirmed that 11 % of adults 50-64 years previous have been weed people who smoke and for these 65 and older the determine was 6 %.
By geographic area, extra adults in the West, at 20 %, admitted to utilizing hashish than another space of the nation. All different areas reported considerably decrease and comparable charges of hashish use. In the East, 12 % of adults stated that they smoked weed. In the South, the determine was 11 %, whereas 10 % of Midwesterners stated that they have been pot people who smoke.
All three coastal states in the West, California, Oregon, and Washington, plus Nevada and Colorado, have legalized the leisure use and sale of hashish.
Use of Tobacco Products Also Gauged
The similar research additionally requested respondents about their use and opinions of tobacco merchandise together with cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and vaping. The ballot discovered that 20 % of adults nationwide smoke cigarettes and that 9 % of them vape.
Nine % stated that they smoked cigars. Cigar smoking confirmed a large gender hole. For males, 15 % stated they have been cigar people who smoke, whereas solely three % of ladies stated the identical.
Five % of adults, eight % of males and 1 % of ladies, stated that they used chewing tobacco. Use of a pipe was even decrease, with four % of adults saying they did so.
The ballot’s respondents have been additionally requested about their opinion relating to the relative security of tobacco and hashish. Overall, they judged marijuana to be much less dangerous than tobacco.
Almost all of the respondents, at 96 %, believed that cigarettes are dangerous. Of these, 82 % stated that cigarettes are “very harmful.” Fourteen % stated that cigarettes are “somewhat harmful.”
In distinction, 63 % of these surveyed consider that marijuana is dangerous. Twenty-seven % consider marijuana is “very harmful,” whereas 29 % consider it’s “somewhat harmful.” Twenty-four % consider marijuana is “not too harmful.” Another 18 % stated that they thought marijuana was “not at all” dangerous.
A majority of respondents additionally stated that cigars, chewing tobacco, and pipe tobacco have been all “very harmful.” Chewing tobacco, at 71 %, was seen as probably the most dangerous after cigarettes. Cigars adopted at 56 % whereas 52 % consider smoking a pipe is “very harmful.” Vaping e-cigarettes was seen as comparatively safer, with 38 % saying they’re “very harmful.”
The ballot was carried out by Gallup July 1-11, 2018. Telephone interviews have been carried out with 1,033 adults 18 years of age or older dwelling in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The ballot had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 proportion factors.