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Survey reveals how many Americans have tried marijuana — and the results are stunning

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According to a new survey by Gallup, more than 40 percent of Americans have tried using marijuana at some point in their lives. (2002 file photo/Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

According to a new survey by Gallup, more than 40 percent of Americans have tried using marijuana at some point in their lives, the highest percentage ever recorded by Gallup and a remarkable increase from when Gallup first asked respondents about marijuana, in 1969.

Gallup’s survey, conducted July 5-9, asked 1,021 adults 18 years or older in all 50 states, “Keeping in mind that all of your answers to this survey are confidential, have you, yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?”

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