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Legalizing Marijuana Usage

Females 791 ( 52.6%) 773 ( 52.7%)

Males 713 ( 47.4%) 693 ( 47.3%)

White 1,316 ( 87.5%) 1,220 ( 83.2%)

Non white 188 ( 12.5%) 246 ( 16.8%)

30 and older 1,095 ( 72.8%) 1,031 ( 70.3%)

Under 30 409 ( 27.2%) 435 ( 29.7%)

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The results of the testing of the hypotheses are presented in this section. These results are presented and discussed separately for each hypothesis.Table 4.2

Opposition to the Legalization of the Use of Marijuana

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Population Group 1973 Sample 1987 Sample  

Total sample 1,196 ( 80%) 1,181 ( 81%)

Females 658 ( 83%) 638 ( 83%) Males 538 ( 75%) 543 ( 78%)

White 1,048 ( 80%) 974 ( 80%)

Non white 148 ( 79%) 207 ( 84%)

30 and older 953 ( 87%) 870 ( 84%)

Under 30 243 ( 59%) 311 ( 71%)

=================================================================Hypothesis Number One

Hypothesis number one was stated as follows: It is hypothesized that the proportion of respondents opposed to the legalization of marijuana was higher in 1987 than in 1973. The difference in proportions test applied to the appropriate data solved the following equation:

z = P1  P2 

square root [(P1(100  P1)/N1))+(P2(100  P2)/N2))]

z = .81  .80  sq rt [(.81(.19)/1466))] + [(.80(.20)/1504))]...

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