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Title Title
Fact check: Berni Sanders' Claims marijuana legalization.  Fact check: Bernie Sanders' Claims marijuana legalization.
Summary Summary
How many Americans support legalization of marijuana? How many republicans and democrats are pro or against that? How many Americans support legalization of marijuana? How many republicans and democrats are pro or against that?
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Content Content
Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a tweet about numbers of americans who are pro legalization of marijuana. He claimed the following: Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a tweet about numbers of americans who are pro legalization of marijuana. He claimed the following:
https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1119334103961063425 https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1119334103961063425
<strong>Claim 1:</strong> <strong>Claim 1:</strong>
"Nearly 7 in 10 Americans support marijuana legalization" "Nearly 7 in 10 Americans support marijuana legalization"
<strong>Fact Check 1</strong>: <strong>Fact Check 1</strong>:
According to a recent survey conducted by the <a href="https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/trends/Civil%20Liberties?measure=grass" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Social Survey (GSS)</a>, a record 61.5 % of Americans said in 2018 weed should be legalized. Business Insider <a href="https://www.businessinsider.de/61-of-us-supports-legal-weed-2019-3?r=US&amp;IR=T" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reported</a>. According to a recent survey conducted by the <a href="https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/trends/Civil%20Liberties?measure=grass" target="_blank" rel="noopener">General Social Survey (GSS)</a>, a record 61.5 % of Americans said in 2018 weed should be legalized. Business Insider <a href="https://www.businessinsider.de/61-of-us-supports-legal-weed-2019-3?r=US&amp;IR=T" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reported</a>.
This result is corresponding with that of a <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/10/08/americans-support-marijuana-legalization/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">survey by the <span class="item">Pew Research Center</span></a> - 62% - conducted in Sept. 2018. This result is corresponding with that of a <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/10/08/americans-support-marijuana-legalization/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">survey by the <span class="item">Pew Research Center</span></a> - 62% - conducted in Sept. 2018.
CBS NEWS POLL <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/support-for-marijuana-legalization-hits-new-high-cbs-news-poll-finds/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reported</a> in April, 2019 that 65% of Americans voted pro legalization. CBS NEWS POLL <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/support-for-marijuana-legalization-hits-new-high-cbs-news-poll-finds/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">reported</a> in April, 2019 that 65% of Americans voted pro legalization.
<a href="https://news.gallup.com/file/poll/243917/181022Marijuana.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gallup c0nducted telephone interviews</a> in Oct., 2018. 66% of the interviewees voted pro legalization. <a href="https://news.gallup.com/file/poll/243917/181022Marijuana.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gallup c0nducted telephone interviews</a> in Oct., 2018. 66% of the interviewees voted pro legalization.
<a href="https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/trends/Civil%20Liberties?measure=grass" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GSS</a> and <a href="https://news.gallup.com/file/poll/243917/181022Marijuana.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gallup</a> have pursued the topic since years. Their tables show that the number of supporters of legalization is steadily growing. Within the last two years reported, 2016 to 2018, the number of pro-voters rose from 57.0 to 61.5 respectively 60 to 66%. It is probable that the development continued during the last six months since the end of Oct. 2018. <a href="https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/trends/Civil%20Liberties?measure=grass" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GSS</a> and <a href="https://news.gallup.com/file/poll/243917/181022Marijuana.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Gallup</a> have pursued the topic since years. Their tables show that the number of supporters of legalization is steadily growing. Within the last two years reported, 2016 to 2018, the number of pro-voters rose from 57.0 to 61.5 respectively 60 to 66%. It is probable that the development continued during the last six months since the end of Oct. 2018.
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<strong>Claim 2:</strong> <strong>Claim 2:</strong>
"majority of both Republicans and Democrats—support marijuana legalization." "majority of both Republicans and Democrats—support marijuana legalization."
<strong>Fact Check 2</strong>: <strong>Fact Check 2</strong>:
According to business insider, which cites general society survey " Democrats (69%) and independents (66%) were largely in favor of legalizing weed. Only 42% of Republicans agreed" According to business insider, which cites general society survey " Democrats (69%) and independents (66%) were largely in favor of legalizing weed. Only 42% of Republicans agreed"
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