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Title: What Marylanders Think About Drugs
Author(s): J Sushinsky; M Hsu; E Wish
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
College Park, MD 20740
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents data, from the Fall 1995 Maryland Household Opinion Poll, concerning citizens' opinions on drug-related issues.
Abstract: The report contains a description of the survey methodology and characteristics of survey respondents; highlights of the poll; comparison of the poll results with similar polls conducted in 1990, 1992, 1994, and the spring of 1995; and survey responses by demographic characteristics of the respondents. The survey found that a significant proportion of Maryland residents believe the use of marijuana, cocaine (including crack), and heroin is increasing in Maryland, and nearly half of the residents said they know someone who has become addicted to illegal drugs. The majority of respondents would favor requiring people to show identification prior to purchasing cigarettes from a vending machine and suspending the driver's license of underage drinkers. Maryland residents also favor requiring all high school students, especially athletes, to participate in random drug testing. Nearly half of Maryland residents think policymakers should study and debate eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs, and the majority of residents would favor a needle exchange program to combat the spread of AIDS. Table, figures, appendix
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Attitude measurement; Cocaine; Crack; Data collection devices; Drug abuse; Drug testing of athletes; Heroin; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Marijuana; Maryland; Public Opinion of Drug Abuse; Statistics
Note: DCC. Fall 1995, Maryland Household Opinion Poll.
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