Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Scott R. Maggard
As support for marijuana legalization continues to rise, it’s important to explore how the use of social media may be affecting the attitudes of Americans around this controversial topic. Social media has become a part of everyday life for most as it allows easy communication to anyone anywhere and allows the exchanging of influential ideas over a broad range of topics, especially marijuana legalization. As such, this study utilized data from the 2016 General Social Survey to examine the relationship between how the general use of social media affects attitudes toward marijuana legalization. The findings of this study suggest that social media use was associated with affecting support for marijuana legalization and that more time spent on social media was also associated with supporting marijuana legalization.
Aubut, Troy A..
"Exploring the Association Between How Social Media Affects Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization"
(2018). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/9ba8-n577