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Ask the poll 1000 adults to answer questions online Between July 22-25, which revealed that 28% of Americans had used at least one of the seven narcotic drugs listed in the survey. In order from most to least used, the list of substances included LSD (14% of participants), psilocybin (13%), MDMA (9%), ketamine (6%), DMT (6%), and salvia (6%). 5). %).

The survey indicates that acceptance of the drug is increasing, and more legislation is being proposed. “Recent shifts, both in policy and in public opinion, indicate that the tide in the United States may be turning toward an increasing preference for narcotic drugs,” YouGov says. “In the past few years, a number of cities across the United States, such as Oakland, California, have decriminalized psilocybin, also known as psychedelic mushrooms. Next November, Coloradans will vote on whether to legalize the drug nationwide. state, and by January 2023, Oregon is expected to begin allowing its use for mental health treatment in supervised settings.”

According to the survey, 42% of those who have tried the drug at least once have a family income of $100,000 or more, while only 34% have an income between $50,000 and $100,000, and 23% report an income of $50,000 or less. . 42 percent also said they had a graduate degree, with 26 percent graduating with an undergraduate degree, and 24 percent having a high school diploma or less.

In terms of age, 39% of the participants who have tried the drug are between the ages of 30-44 years, while 35% are between the ages of 18-29 years, and only 14% were over 65. 34% of the participants who have tried the substance have been identified. for men, while 22% were identified as women.

Regionally, the pattern of acceptance follows the areas that have enacted drug-related legislation. 37 percent of participants who tried the material lived in the western United States, 34 percent in the Northeast, and 23 percent in the South (other regions were not specified). Those who have tried the drug more often live in cities (36%), compared to those who live in suburbs (26%), and rural areas (19%).

Other categories of identification explored people of different faiths, those living in other areas of the country, age, and other identifiers such as “very conservative”, “conservative” or “liberal”. Survey data shows that Liberals, identified by 52% of respondents, said they had tried at least one psychedelic drug.

However, many participants still show opposition to the decriminalization of some of these substances. 44% oppose the decriminalization of psilocybin, 53% oppose the decriminalization of LSD, and 53% oppose the decriminalization of MDMA. In general, those who have tried one of these substances are likely to agree that it should be decriminalized. “And while support for legalization of cannabinoids is relatively low among Americans in general, it is much higher among people who have personal experiences with cannabinoids—particularly in the case of people who have used mushrooms.”

Those who have tried this Material They also expressed their support for medical initiatives that promote the drug as a medical treatment. Bipartisan Amendments to the Annual National Defense Authorization Act, proposed by Representatives Dan Crenshaw and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, loosen federal restrictions on research into drug-assisted treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans. YouGov Books. When respondents were asked about their support for such an initiative, 54% said they supported it and 18% said they were against it. 63% of those with a college degree supported the research effort for at least one psychedelic drug, but 49% of those without a college degree also supported the research. Sixty percent of respondents who allied themselves with Democrats said they were more likely to favor psychedelic research, compared to 54 percent of independents and 45 percent of Republicans.

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