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PUBLIC OPINION / Drugs

As important problem

  • Attitudes toward the most important problem facing the country, United States 1984-2012
    • Table 2.1.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward important issues for the government to address, United States 1993-2004
  • Teenagers' attitudes toward the most important problem facing people their age, United States selected years 1999-2004
  • Attitudes toward the biggest problems facing public schools, by school status, United States 1988-2011
    • Table 2.4.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

In schools

  • Attitudes toward the biggest problems facing public schools, by school status, United States 1988-2011
    • Table 2.4.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

Availability

  • High school seniors' perceptions of availability of drugs, by type of drug, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003
  • Eighth and tenth graders' perceptions of availability of drugs, by type of drug, United States 1992, 1995, and 2000-2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors' perceptions of availability of drugs, by type of drug, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003

Disapproval of use

  • High school seniors disapproving of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003
  • Eighth and tenth graders disapproving of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1991, 1995, and 2000-2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors disapproving of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003

Drug testing in schools

  • Teenagers' perceptions of drug testing and locker searches in their schools, United States 2003
  • Parents' perceptions of safety, drug testing, and locker searches at schools, United States 2003

Harmfulness

  • Students' perceptions of the harmfulness of alcohol and drug use, by grade level of respondent
    • 2002-2003 Table 2.76 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2003-2004 Table 2.76.2004 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2004-2005 Table 2.76.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005-2006 Table 2.76.2006 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2006-2007 Table 2.76.2007 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Teenagers' perceptions of the harmfulness of alcohol and drug use, United States 2002 and 2003
  • High school seniors' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003
  • Eighth and tenth graders' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1991, 1995, and 2000-2003
  • Young adults' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug, frequency of use, and age group, United States 1991-2003
  • Respondents' perceptions of the harmfulness of selected drug use behaviors, by age group, United States 2002 and 2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003

Young adults

  • Young adults' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug, frequency of use, and age group, United States 1991-2003

High school seniors

  • High school seniors reporting that they worry about selected social problems, United States 1991-2003
  • High school seniors' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003
  • High school seniors' perceptions of availability of drugs, by type of drug, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003
  • High school seniors disapproving of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003
  • High school seniors favoring prohibition of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and place of use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward legalization of the sale of marijuana if the use of marijuana were legal, United States 1975-2003

Availability

  • High school seniors' perceptions of availability of drugs, by type of drug, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003

Disapproval of use

  • High school seniors disapproving of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003

Harmfulness

  • High school seniors' perceptions of the harmfulness of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and frequency of use, United States 1980, 1990, and 1993-2003

Legalization

  • High school seniors favoring prohibition of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and place of use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward legalization of the sale of marijuana if the use of marijuana were legal, United States 1975-2003

Legalization

  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, United States selected years 1969-2013
    • Table 2.67.2013 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2009 Table 2.0021.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.0021.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.0021.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, by age and political party, United States 2012
    • Table 2.0021.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, by demographic characteristics, United States selected years 1976-2002
  • Attitudes toward legalization of marijuana to raise revenue for State governments, by demographic characteristics, United States 2009
    • Table 2.0022.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward treating possession of marijuana as a criminal offense, United States selected years 1977-2005
    • Table 2.0003.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' attitudes toward making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe, United States 2003, 2005, and 2010
    • Table 2.0038.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' attitudes toward making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.69 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.69.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.69.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • High school seniors favoring prohibition of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and place of use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward legalization of the sale of marijuana if the use of marijuana were legal, United States 1975-2003
  • College freshmen reporting that marijuana should be legalized, by sex, United States 1969-2006
    • Table 2.90.2006 -- PDF -- CSV

College freshmen

  • College freshmen reporting that marijuana should be legalized, by sex, United States 1969-2006
    • Table 2.90.2006 -- PDF -- CSV

High school seniors

  • High school seniors favoring prohibition of drug use, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking, by type of drug and place of use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana use, United States 1975-2003
  • High school seniors' attitudes toward legalization of the sale of marijuana if the use of marijuana were legal, United States 1975-2003

Marijuana

  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, United States selected years 1969-2013
    • Table 2.67.2013 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2009 Table 2.0021.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.0021.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2011 Table 2.0021.2011 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, by age and political party, United States 2012
    • Table 2.0021.2012 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward legalization of the use of marijuana, by demographic characteristics, United States selected years 1976-2002
  • Attitudes toward legalization of marijuana to raise revenue for State governments, by demographic characteristics, United States 2009
    • Table 2.0022.2009 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Attitudes toward treating possession of marijuana as a criminal offense, United States selected years 1977-2005
    • Table 2.0003.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' attitudes toward making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe, United States 2003, 2005, and 2010
    • Table 2.0038.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' attitudes toward making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.69 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.69.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.69.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
Medical use
  • Respondents' attitudes toward making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe, United States 2003, 2005, and 2010
    • Table 2.0038.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
  • Respondents' attitudes toward making marijuana legally available for doctors to prescribe, by demographic characteristics, United States
    • 2003 Table 2.69 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2005 Table 2.69.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
    • 2010 Table 2.69.2010 -- PDF -- CSV
Possession
  • Attitudes toward treating possession of marijuana as a criminal offense, United States selected years 1977-2005
    • Table 2.0003.2005 -- PDF -- CSV
To raise revenue for States
  • Attitudes toward legalization of marijuana to raise revenue for State governments, by demographic characteristics, United States 2009
    • Table 2.0022.2009 -- PDF -- CSV

Level of spending

  • Respondents indicating too little is spent on selected problems in this country, United States selected years 1973-2002
  • Attitudes toward the level of spending to deal with drug addiction, by demographic characteristics, United States selected years 1985-2002

Locker searches in schools

  • Teenagers' perceptions of drug testing and locker searches in their schools, United States 2003
  • Parents' perceptions of safety, drug testing, and locker searches at schools, United States 2003

Progress coping with drug problem

  • Respondents' perceptions of the Nation's progress in coping with illegal drugs, United States selected years 1972-2011
    • Table 2.44.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

Severity of problem

  • Attitudes toward drug problem in the United States and in own area, United States selected years 2000-2011
    • Table 2.0015.2011 -- PDF -- CSV

Teenagers' perceptions of those who use

  • Teenagers' perceptions of someone their age smoking, getting drunk, and using drugs, United States 2004

Testing for use

  • Teenagers' perceptions of drug testing and locker searches in their schools, United States 2003
  • Parents' perceptions of safety, drug testing, and locker searches at schools, United States 2003