Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Believe U.S. Losing Drug War: Poll
WASHINGTON - Americans believe overwhelmingly that the U.S. is losing the war on drugs and are unenthusiastic about spending more money to win it, according to a Rasmussen poll released Tuesday.
The national telephone survey found only 7 percent of American adults think the United States is winning the war on drugs, while 82 percent say the country is losing and 12 percent aren't sure. That's a marked decrease in support since AngusReid Public Opinion last posed the question in June, when two-thirds of Americans considered it a failure.
The U.S. government's war on drugs, officially launched in 1971,
costs an estimated $20 billion to $25 billion annually in anti-drug
policy efforts alone, according to reporting from The New York Times.
That doesn't include the tremendous costs associated with prosecuting
and incarcerating drug offenders. Meanwhile, hard drug use in America
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