The public’s views about drugs

The Sun commissioned an opinion poll about drugs the details of which can be found here.  If you fancy it you can compare the difference that voting intention makes to views about drugs, or age, or the regional variations.

I’ve had a quick go at pulling together a presentation of some of the questions that were asked.

What you’ll see is that, while most people are clear about the harms caused by drugs, younger respondents tend to think that there is less of a problem, that drugs are less harmful, and less addictive than the general population.

You’ll also see that the majority of the public when asked if they want to see the legal consequences for the sale and possession of drugs change the majority say they don’t; but they do seem to favour looking at decriminalising possession as has been done in Portugal.



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