Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy Poll

This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida from November 1 through November 4, 2017. A total of 625 registered Illinois voters were interviewed statewide by telephone.
Those interviewed were randomly selected from a phone-matched Illinois voter registration list that included both land-line and cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter turnout by county.
The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ± 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if all voters were surveyed. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or age grouping.

QUESTION: Now I want to ask a few questions more specific about marijuana policy in Illinois. Currently, possessing 10 grams of marijuana – enough for about 30 joints – is not a crime in Illinois. Instead, it is a civil violation like a traffic ticket. Many people call this policy “decriminalization.” Medical marijuana use is also legal in Illinois. Knowing that personal marijuana possession is already decriminalized in Illinois, which one of the following marijuana policies do you prefer: [ORDER ROTATED]

  • Keep the current policy of decriminalization and medical marijuana
  • Keep the current policy of decriminalization but repeal medical marijuana
  • Change the current policy of decriminalization by legalizing commercial production, use and sale of marijuana for recreational use-Make all marijuana use illegal



Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. “Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy Poll.” Web. 8 March 2018.