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Photo via eggrole/Flickr.

A majority of Americans support making marijuana legal, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.

For the first time in its 40 years of polling, a majority of respondents (52%) said they would support legalizing marijuana. About 45% said marijuana should remain illegal, while the remainder were undecided. A Gallup poll conducted in 1969 found that just 12% supported making marijuana legal and 84% were opposed.

"These results do not just represent a tipping point," said Steve Fox, national political director for the Marijuana Policy Project Elected. Officials across the country need to listen to the people."

Detailed survey results can be viewed here.