Motherhood and Marijuana

by John Sides on October 24, 2011 · 1 comment

in Public opinion

My new post at 538 looks at whether motherhood affects political attitudes, including attitudes toward marijuana.  It speaks to the trend toward acceptance of marijuana and what, if anything, might slow that trend.  It seems logical, as Megan McArdle has suggested, that becoming a parent might make you less supportive of legalized marijuana.  I draw on some recent research from political scientist Jill Greenlee to address that possibility.  The answer?  Don’t expect motherhood to matter much.

NY Times did not include the link to the research itself.  Here it is (gated).

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