The American people have embraced the legalization of marijuana. When it comes to lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, though, opposition remains stubborn.
According to a new Gallup poll, Americans oppose the change nearly three-to-one, 74 percent to 25 percent. Support has crept up, but only slightly.
Perhaps most interestingly, the one group that you might expect to be most on-board with the change, young people -- you know, the people who actually remember/know what it's like to be 18 years old and not be able to have a (legal) pop -- aren't any different than the rest of America.
The poll shows this group opposes lowering the drinking age 74 percent to 26 percent -- virtually the same margin as the rest of the country.
Some of the groups most in favor of the change: liberals and people with postgraduate degrees (more than one-third of each support it). Some of the groups least in favor: teetotalers and conservatives (18 percent each).