Almost nine out of ten American millennials believe that cannabis is safer than alcohol, according to a new study.
The Tylt, an online polling organization focused on millennials’ views on hot-button topics, has just released the findings of a new cannabis poll. They found that about 87% of millennials in the United States feel that cannabis is safer than alcohol. The poll also discovered that 84% of millennials support legalizing cannabis.
The question on cannabis safety is not the only poll The Tylt has conducted lately on the topic. Below are the results of several other cannabis-related opinion polls:
- 87.6% of millennials believe marijuana is safer than alcohol
- 85.6% of millennials believe that marijuana is actually good for your health
- 93.2% say marijuana is better for athletes than painkillers, opioids
- 89.2% want marijuana to be allowed in sports
- 81.2% believe criminals serving time for marijuana-related crimes should be released
- 54.4% think marijuana should be allowed to be consumed in public
According to its website, The Tylt considers itself to be “the largest and fastest growing social polling and opinion platform among millennials.”
The Tylt constructs its survey questions a bit differently than other major polls and seems intent on generating intense debate. Other recent topics on The Tylt include:
- Should the U.S. adopt Medicare for All?
- Is it racist to fly a Confederate flag?
- Is Jackie Robinson overrated?
- Is the NFL “blackballing” Colin Kaepernick?
- Is it feminist to own guns?
- Is President Trump draining the swamp?
We were able to simply click on a check mark for or against any of the questions on The Tylt. As with any online polling question, it seems possible for users to figure out a way to vote multiple times. After a user votes on a topic, they are prompted with a chance to share the question on Facebook and Twitter with the chance to “Double your vote.”
However, The Tylt’s findings on millennial’s cannabis views may still be accurate. A CBS poll conducted last year found that 76% percent of millennials supported legalizing cannabis. While this is slightly less support than The Tylt’s findings, it seems to indicate that rising support for cannabis among millennials is a real trend.